Health Care Research Spanning Many Disciplines to be Presented at Symposium

Event: Innovation in Health Care Delivery Systems Symposium

When: April 21-22

Where: The University of Texas at Austin ATandT Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave.

Registration: $25 for students; $50 for faculty; $200 for industry and private sector professionals. Visit Innovation in Health Care Delivery Systems Symposium for more information and to register.

Background: Health care delivery systems face intense pressure to deliver efficient, accessible and high-quality care. Accomplishing change of this magnitude will require, among other things, significant innovations in management practices and systems of care delivery. This second annual symposium will feature diverse research from across the University of Texas System aimed at addressing these critical issues and will focus on the generation of ideas for future research on improving health care delivery systems.

Keynote speakers will be:

  • Jody Hoffer Gittell, associate professor, Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management
  • Donald A. Goldmann, M.D., senior vice president, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Donde Ashmos Plowman, dean, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration
  • Lloyd Provost, president, Associates in Process Improvement
  • Kenneth L. Shine, M.D., executive vice chancellor for health affairs, University of Texas System.

Scholars from across the University of Texas System -- from disciplines as diverse as nursing, public health, accounting, education, information systems, law, communications and engineering, among others -- will present their research during eight panel sessions. Examples of papers to be presented include: