Symposium on Healthcare Advancements in Research & Practice (SHARP 2.0) at MSUM April 28-29

MSUM’s School of Business is pleased to host and co-organize the second Symposium on Healthcare Advancements in Research & Practice (SHARP 2.0) on April 28-29, 2011 (Moorhead, Minnesota) in collaboration with Oklahoma State University and Mayo Clinic. This symposium intends to bring together national and international experts from industry and academics and serves to provide a forum to exchange ideas, problems and latest research findings.

Submission due for brief abstracts or posters: Feb 28th (Monday), 2011
Notification to Authors: March 7th (Monday), 2011
Last date for registration: March 21th (Friday), 2011

Submissions from MSUM are encouraged and could be based on a completed study, work-in-progress or study presented or published elsewhere. Selected papers from the symposium (presentation or posters) will be invited to develop a complete manuscript for publication in the special journal issue of Annals of IS on Healthcare Informatics and Delivery (Editors: Ashish Gupta & Ramesh Sharda).

SHARP 2.0 Co-Chairs

Ashish Gupta, Minnesota State University Moorhead, gupta@mnstate.edu
Ramesh Sharda, Oklahoma State University, ramesh.sharda@okstate.edu
John Osborn, Mayo Clinic, osborn.john@mayo.edu

Confirmed presentations include (partial list):

Improved Decision Making in the Presence of Pandemic Influenza
Keynote-Richard Larson, PhD (with Anna Teytelman), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Simulating the health system through model composition
Paul Maglio, PhD, IBM Research- Almaden

Readiness of Health Care Reform: Sanford Health Perspective
Lisa Carlson, CFO, Sanford Health

Keynote-Veronique Roger, MD,  Director of the Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic and Chair of the Department of Health Services Research (confirmation in progress)

Keynote-Thoralf Sundt, MD, Incoming Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital

Lean Journey at Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) – Mayo Clinic
Fazi Amirahmadi, PhD, Mayo Clinic

SE/OR within the Mayo Clinic: The expanding R  ole of Operations Research in
Helping Clinics and Hospitals Solve Complex Resource Problems
Todd R. Huschka, Health Care Policy and Research, Mayo Clinic

Electronic Healthcare Records (HER) Potential, Complexity and Challenges
Joseph Barjis, PhD, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Modeling Sepsis Management & Medical Handoffs
Yue Dong, MD, Multidisciplinary Center for Simulation and Metric Lab, Mayo Clinic

Health on a Cloud: Modeling Digital Flows in an E-health Eco-system
Ravi S. Sharma, Lena Stephanie, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Information Technology and its Impact on the Quality and Cost of Healthcare: A Study of U.S. Hospitals
Indranil R. Bardhan, Mark F. Thouin, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Human-Driven, Knowledge-Intensive Health Care Processes: Redefining Business Process Management
Olivera Marjanovic, University of Sydney, Australia

Integrating Flexible Clinical Pathways into Clinical Decision Support Systems using Context and Rules
Akhil Kumar and Wen Yao, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Absorptive Capacity as a Precondition for Healthcare Process Improvement
Anton Manfreda, Peter Trkman, Mojca Indihar Štemberger, Andrej Kovačič
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Simulation As A Method for Process Design And Transformation In a Hospital
Diederik Rothengatter, Jos van Hillegersberg, Christiaan Katsma
University of Twente, The Netherlands

Smart Medication Management System and Multiple Interventions for Improving Medication Adherence
Upkar Varshney, Georgia State University, USA

Living with Multiple Sclerosis: Lifestyle Decisions Based on Patient Historical Data
Ronald Freeze, Emporia State University, USA
T.S. Raghu & Ajay Vinze, Arizona State University, USA

Integrating IT and Process Redesign to Improve Healthcare Delivery
Diane M. Strong, Sharon A. Johnson, Bengisu Tulu, Isa Bar-On
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

Healthcare Delivery – The Balance of Art and Science: An Industrial and Systems Engineering Perspective
Shengyong Wang, University of Akron, USA

Investigating the Role of Information Technology in Healthcare Alliance Networks:  A Focus on Hospital Performance
Evelyn Thrasher, Western Kentucky University, USA

Patient Health Record systems: Trust and Privacy Perspective
Han Li, Ashish Gupta, Minnesota State University Moorhead, USA
Jie Zhang, Midwestern State University, USA

Improving ICU Roundings
Ashish Gupta, Minnesota State University Moorhead, USA
Ramesh Sharda, Oklahoma State University, USA
Yue Dong, Brian Pickering, Ognjen Gajic, Mayo Clinic, USA
Rohit Sharda University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, USA

And many more….