Celebrating Research Week – Managing Health Care for the Future

March 8, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Join the Sauder School of Business for an exciting panel discussion on the future of health care at UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St. – Room C100. This is a free event and everyone is encouraged to attend. Key note speakers include: 

Creating a Global Centre of Excellence in Health Care Management with John Mabbott, Executive Director, Centre for Health Care Management

Over $140bn annually is spent on our health care system in Canada. This is almost 10% of our GDP. It is the largest single employer in BC and nationally. There is a growing shortage of health care managers with the skills needed for such a large and complex sector. UBC is taking the lead by creating a campus-wide centre that can improve the management of our health services by drawing on and contributing to international standards of management excellence.

Nursing Workforce Planning with Ms. Mariel Lavieri (PhD Candidate, Sauder School of Business, Operations and Logistics Division) & Ms. Sandra Regan RN, MSN (PhD student, UBC School of Nursing).

Workforce planning using rigorous and adaptable models is a priority for researchers and decision makers. We describe an innovative and unified approach to health human resources planning using a case-study of registered nurses in British Columbia to illustrate the model capabilities.

Mathematical Modeling of the Optimal Time to Initiate HIV Therapy with Dr. Steven Shechter, Assistant Professor, Sauder School of Business & CHCM Faculty Affiliate.

Discuss the application of statistical and decision-analytic techniques to one of the most debated issues in HIV care today: when should patients initiate HIV drug therapy?

Improving Health Care Services Operations with Mats Gerschman, Managing Director, Centre for Operations Excellence, Sauder School of Business.

Over the past four years, the Centre for Operations Excellence at Sauder School of Business, has carried out various industry projects with health authorities, applying operations research methodologies within areas such as scheduling, capacity planning, resource management and performance measurements. This presentation will show two examples of these projects, involving surgical scheduling and portering operations. Outcomes and approaches will briefly be discussed.

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