Teaching and Education

Several Institute of Medicine’s (Currently National Academy of Medicine) reports, The Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health SystemTransforming Health Care Scheduling, and Access and A CEO Checklist for High-Value Health Care recommended that health care personnel be trained in Operations Management; a first and necessary step to achieve a goal that enables management science tools and techniques to be properly modified and applied to health care delivery in a way that reaps the maximum benefits. This recommendation, echoed by other organizations committed to seeing improvement in our health care delivery system, creates a demand for specialists trained in both health care delivery and operations management methods. Over the past decade, Institute faculty have provided training and education to thousands of health care providers, through courses, seminars, and publications. The Institute plans to expand its activities in this area and welcomes your thoughts on the types of education and training programs that would meet your needs.

Past Presentations

Dr. Eugene Litvak presented at the IOM and NAE Systems Approaches for Improving Health Innovation Collaborative to engage key stakeholders with similar interests and field responsibilities in cooperative activities to advance science and value in health and health care. The presentation can be downloaded here »

Dr. Eugene Litvak presented with CMS and NQF officials at the Association of Healthcare Journalists’ conference to speak about how the largest hospital patient safety initiative to date will change the way hospital care is delivered.