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The University of Southampton
CORMSIS Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems

Redesigning Post-discharge Checkup Policies to Prevent Hospital Readmissions Event

13:00 - 14:45
17 May 2018
Building 2, Room 3043

For more information regarding this event, please email Sally Brailsford at .

Event details

Hospital readmissions affect hundreds of thousands of patients every year, placing a tremendous burden on the healthcare system. Post-discharge checkup policies can reduce readmissions through early detection of health conditions; however, the methods behind designing effective checkup policies are poorly understood. Our work develops optimal checkup plans to monitor patients following their hospital discharge. By analyzing the structure of optimal policies, we develop checkup schedules that improve upon current practice by over 40% when applied to real patient data.

Speaker information

Mariel Lavieri,joined the faculty at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in 2009. In her work, she applies operations research to healthcare topics. Her most recent research focuses on medical decision making, in particular on determining optimal screening, monitoring and treatment by explicitly modeling the stochastic disease progression. She has also developed models for health workforce planning, which take into account training requirements, workforce attrition, capacity planning, promotion rules and learning. Mariel is the recipient of the Willie Hobbs Moore Aspire, Advance, Achieve Mentoring Award, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the International Conference on Operations Research Young Participant with Most Practical Impact Award, and the Bonder Scholarship. She has also received the Pierskalla Best Paper Award, and an honorary mention in the George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award. She has been selected to participate in the Frontiers of Engineering Symposium organized by the National Academy of Engineering. Mariel has guided work that won the Medical Decision Making Lee Lusted Award, the INFORMS Doing Good with Good OR Award, and the Production and Operations Management Society College of Healthcare Operations Management Best Paper Award.

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