MBSE Colloquium: Kenneth Wood, "Systems Engineering, Quality Cost Interface, and Health Care Reform"
Monday, April 4, 2016
1146 AV Williams Building
Model-Based Systems Engineering Colloquium
The Quality Cost Interface in the Era of Health Care Reform and the Role of Systems Engineering
Kenneth E. Wood
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Host: Prof. John Baras
Round Table: 2:00 p.m.
Health care reform is focused upon developing value by improving outcomes and decreasing costs. Recommendations to implement systems engineering concepts to address the current crisis in health care are evolving. This presentation will review the background issues confronting health care, overview some of the current initiatives/outcomes of health care reform and define the recommendations and opportunities for systems engineering in health care.
Kenneth E. Wood, DO, is currently a Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Associate Chief Medical Officer for the University of Maryland Medical System and the Director of the Maryland Critical Care Network charged with developing an integrated regional system for the care of the critically ill. Prior to arriving at the University of Maryland, Dr. Wood was the Chief Medical Officer at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. At Geisinger, Dr. Wood was responsible for the administrative and operational oversight of the Medical Center and the Director of the Geisinger Health System Center for Systems Re-engineering in Health Care where he was a federally funded investigator in applications of systems engineering to health care . Previously, Dr. Wood was a Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in a Madison, Wisconsin. During that time he was an attending staff physician in the Intensive Care Unit, staffed in the Emergency Medicine Department and was a Medical Flight Physician. Administratively, he was the Director of Critical Care Medicine and the Trauma and Life Support Center, the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship and the Senior Director of Medical Affairs. In his administrative role, he was responsible for implementing the Tele-ICU Program at the University of Wisconsin and later for the Geisinger Health System. At the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Wood was a federally funded investigator focusing upon systems engineering applications to Critical Care Medicine. In his Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Center for Re-engineering Health Care roles at Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Wood focused his research interests on re-engineering healthcare processes. Funded projects included Supply Chain Simulation Models and Utilizing a Sociotechnical Approach to Standardizing the Prophylaxis, Diagnosis and Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism. Clinical re-engineering projects included Simulation Modeling for Patient Flow, Throughput and Capacity Management, Ultrasound Standardization, Supply Chain Modeling and coordination of system technology purchases as Chair of the Clinical Technology Optimization and Standardization Committee (CTOSC).