Surgeons are a key input to achieving high quality surgical care. Unfortunately there is accumulating evidence that some surgeons are not competent by the time they finish their training and enter independent practice. The causes of these deficits are manifold and complex, but regardless represent a failure of the healthcare educational system to keep pace with a) the rapidly changing healthcare delivery system, b) the increasing complexity of modern medicine, and c) changing cultural norms. New approaches will be needed to update the training paradigm, including the application of engineering methods such as quality assurance, predictive analytics, and quality/process improvement. This talk will describe some of the innovations occurring in these domains as well as present a roadmap for how more rigorous analysis and design should shape future medical education policy.
The seminar series "Providing Better Healthcare through Systems Engineering" is presented by the U-M Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety (CHEPS): Our mission is to improve the safety and quality of healthcare delivery through a multi-disciplinary, systems-engineering approach.
Light refreshments will be served.