Dr. J. Deane Waldman is an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology and Decision Science at the University of New Mexico and sits on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Health Exchange. He applies systems thinking and business management techniques to the problems of the U.S. healthcare system – an approach he describes as “practicing good medicine on a patient named Healthcare.” Dr. Waldman’s presentation will explore the use of systems thinking tools such as optimization-in-isolation and root cause analysis to explore how the U.S. healthcare system can be “cured” of its “sickness” – dysfunction. The ultimate question is not whether systems thinking can fix healthcare, but will it?
Lunch will be served. The formal presentation will begin at 11:30am and will be followed by a Q&A period.
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