Distinguished speaker Prof. Dr. Michael Carter from the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department of the University of Toronto will be our guest to give a seminar entitled:
"Modelling the Health Care System: A Policy Decision Support Aid"
A networking lunch will follow the seminar. Join us for lunch to meet our guest speaker and network with ORMS community!
Major healthcare policy decisions can have major impacts on all aspects of the system. It would be very useful for policy analysts to have access to a modelling tool that allowed them to estimate the consequences of these types of decisions in terms of common performance metrics. Over the past ten years, Ali Esensoy and I have developed and tested a System Dynamics model in Ontario and successfully applied it to the Ontario Stroke Strategy (to reduce acute care length of stay) and to test a new slow stream rehab option for complex patients. An adaptation of the model is being implemented in one health region in NHS Wales.
Michael Carter is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto and Founding Director of the Centre for Healthcare Engineering (che.utoronto.ca). Since 1989, his research focus has been in the area of health care resource modeling. As of May 2019, Mike has supervised 26 Ph.D. students and 94 Masters and directed more than 280 undergraduate engineering students in over 130 projects with industry partners. He is cross-appointed to the Institute of Health Policy, Management at Toronto. He was the winner of the Annual Practice Prize from the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) four times (1988, 1992, 1996 and 2009). In 2000, he received the CORS Award of Merit for lifetime contributions to Canadian Operational Research. He is on the editorial board for the journals “Health Care Management Science”, “Operations Research for Health Care”, “Health Systems” and “IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems”. He is an Adjunct Scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto (www.ices.on.ca) and a member of the Faculty Advisory Council for the University of Toronto Chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario. In 2012, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and in 2013, he was inducted as a Fellow of INFORMS, the international society for Operations Research and Management Science. In 2018, he became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In 2019, he won the Northrup Frye Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Toronto Alumni Association.
John Molson School of Business
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Seminar
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Networking Lunch