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2016 Events

2016 Mini Conference, May 5, 2016

This conference connects healthcare researchers and practitioners to actively discuss relevant challenges in healthcare operations that impact patient-centeredness. This helps all of us to develop innovative, practical and sustainable solutions that improve the operations of healthcare organizations. This conference provides a venue for discussion between those working and researching healthcare delivery issues to share what works, what doesn't and why, and which areas need greater attention. The conference is meant to complement the POMS annual meeting (May 6-9, 2016) as it gives participants a chance to learn from practitioners and researchers and allows time for brainstorming new research ideas and approaches to improving the effectiveness of healthcare systems.
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2015 Events

2015 College of Healthcare Operations Management Mini-Conference

The College of Healthcare Operations (CHOM) of the Production & Operations Management Society (POMS) is planning the fourth annual Synapse Mini-Conference to connect academics and practitioners, on May 7, 2015, the afternoon before the start of the main POMS conference. We invite you to submit a proposal for a Showcase Presentation. The selected authors will be invited to present their work through a 30-minute presentation. This event will occur during the mini-conference in the late afternoon session.The CHOM mini-conference registration fee will be waived for one presenting author of each of the selected presentations.
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2015 Healthcare Best Paper Competition

Best Paper Competition College of Healthcare Operations Management Production and Operations Management Society Conference, Washington DC, May 8-11, 2015

 

The research should have relevance to theory and have a potential to impact practice. The topic of the paper should fall within the scope of healthcare operations management. All research methods, including field/case studies, empirical and analytical methods are encouraged.

There are five conditions for eligibility:

  • The paper must present original research conducted primarily by the entrant following the POMS rules for conference submissions (i.e., cannot be previously published or currently accepted for publication elsewhere, etc.)
  • Only one paper can be submitted by an entrant.
  • Entrant must be the first author on the paper.
  • The paper should not have been submitted to another POMS college’s best paper competition during the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • Entrant must submit an Abstract & register for the conference (Washington DC, May 8-11, 2015) and should follow the Abstract and Full Paper submission process as provided in the timeline below. 

 

Timeline for submission:

  1. Upload abstract of the paper for presentation at the POMS conference using the website (opens Nov. 1) â€" the tentative deadline for abstract submission is Dec. 15, 2014. Please upload your abstract either as an invited or contributed presentation in the Healthcare Track
  2. Email the full-length paper to Prof. Kurt Bretthauer (kbrettha@indiana.edu) with the subject line â€" CHOM 2015 Best Paper Competition, by Jan 15, 2015.
  3. Include the following information in the email: title of the paper, list of authors and the confirmation number of the abstract/uploaded paper.
  4. Register for the conference as per the registration deadline.

 

Between three and five finalists will be chosen, and their presentation will be moved to the ‘CHOMs’ Best Papers Presentation’ session at the 2015 Annual POMS conference in Washington DC. Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded in the CHOM’s business meeting following the Best Paper Presentation session.

 

The first prize is accompanied by a $500 honorarium and the second prize is accompanied by a $250 honorarium.

A complete entry includes:

  1. A cover document that includes:

    • the entrant’s and all co-authors names, current affiliation, address, e-mail address, telephone number.
    • the title of the paper, its topic, and the method(s) used.
    • the file name should be the first author’s initials and the first three words of the title
  2. The paper in PDF including tables, figures and appendices should not exceed 32 pages in standard format (1” margins, double-spaced, 12 point font). Author names should not appear on the paper.
    Please see other formatting requirements at http://www.poms.org/journal/author_instructions/

2014 Events

Synapse: Applied Healthcare Operations Management and Research Conference

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Online registration is now closed. However, you will be able to register onsite.

We invite you to join us for the College of Healthcare Operations Management mini-conference on May 8, before the full POMS conference. CHOM conference highlights include:
  • A panel discussion on Challenges and Opportunities in an Era of Healthcare Reform, with leading researchers in healthcare operations:
    • Professors Eva Lee, Rema Padman, and Peter Ward
  • Three Showcase Presentations emphasizing practitioner participation in high-value scholarly research
  • Centers for Disease Control: Special presentation on Quality Culture in Healthcare and its impact on change initiatives
  • CHOM Best Paper Award Competition Summary
  • Participation in two roundtable discussions of your choice led by healthcare practitioners and academic researchers
  • Networking to build relationships for further collaboration among practitioners and academics
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Online registration is now closed. However, you will be able to register onsite.

We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

Vikram Tiwari, Ph.D.
CHOM President
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Surgical Business Analytics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville TN
vikram.tiwari@Vanderbilt.Edu

Linda LaGanga, Ph.D.
CHOM Vice President of Meetings
Director of Quality Systems & Operational Excellence
Mental Health Center of Denver
4141 East Dickenson Place, Denver, CO 80222
303-504-6665
Linda.Laganga@mhcd.org

Call for Proposals: Showcase Presentations at the College of Healthcare Operations Management Mini-Conference

The College of Healthcare Operations (CHOM) of the Production & Operations Management Society (POMS) is planning our third annual Synapse Mini-Conference to connect academics and practitioners, on May 8, 2014, the afternoon before the start of the main POMS conference. We invite you to submit a proposal for a Showcase Presentation. Two presentation proposals will be selected, and the presenting authors invited to present their work through a 30-minute presentation. This event will occur during the mini-conference in the late afternoon session. The CHOM mini-conference registration fee will be waived for one presenting author of each of the selected presentations.

Please send an extended abstract and description of your proposed presentation (maximum of two pages) to Linda LaGanga, Ph.D., (linda.laganga@mhcd.org), CHOM VP of Meetings, by February 15, 2014.

The CHOM Board members, along with any other CHOM members we appoint as reviewers, will use the following criteria to select the Showcase Presentations:

1. The project provides substantial demonstrated value in addressing operational issues in healthcare.

2. There is innovative development and application of Operations Management methods to current and important healthcare problems.

3. The issues addressed and methodology used are of high interest and value to senior-level healthcare leaders, practitioners and researchers.

4. The project contributes significantly to scholarly academic knowledge and applied research focused on improving healthcare operations.

5. Preference will be given to projects done in collaboration with healthcare practitioners or healthcare organizations with the objective of influencing practice, and to projects that have been implemented in actual healthcare practice.

Here is the tentative agenda for the CHOMS mini-conference:
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2014 Healthcare Best Paper Competition

Best Paper Competition College of Healthcare Operations Management Production and Operations Management Society Conference, Atlanta, May 9-12, 2014


The College of Healthcare Operations Management of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) announces its 2014 Best Paper Competition. The best paper competition is held each year to identify and honor outstanding papers in the field of Healthcare Operations Management. Each submitted paper will be judged based on its contribution towards the advancement of theory and practice of Healthcare Operations Management.

The research should have relevance to theory and have a potential to impact practice. The topic of the paper should fall within the scope of healthcare operations management. All research methods, including field/case studies, empirical and analytical methods are encouraged.

There are five conditions for eligibility:
  • The paper must present original research conducted primarily by the entrant following the POMS rules for conference submissions (i.e., cannot be previously published or currently accepted for publication elsewhere, etc.)
  • Only one paper can be submitted by an entrant.
  • Entrant must be the first author on the paper.
  • The paper should not have been submitted to another POMS’ college’s best paper competition during the 2013-2014 academic year.
  • Entrant must register for the conference (Atlanta, May 9-12, 2014) and should follow the Abstract and Full Paper submission process as provided in the timeline below.
Timeline for submission:
  1. Upload abstract of the paper for presentation at the POMS conference using the website (opens Nov. 1) â€" the tentative deadline for abstract submission is Dec. 15, 2013. Please upload your abstract either as an invited or contributed presentation in the Healthcare Track.
  2. Email the full-length paper to Prof. Kurt Bretthauer (kbrettha@indiana.edu) with the subject line â€" CHOM 2014 Best Paper Competition, by Jan 20, 2014.
  3. Include the following information in the email: title of the paper, list of authors and the confirmation number of the abstract/uploaded paper.
  4. Register for the conference as per the registration deadline.
Between three and five finalists will be chosen, and their presentation will be moved to the ‘CHOMs’ Best Papers Presentation’ session at the 2014 Annual POMS conference in Atlanta. Winners will be chosen after this session, and prizes will be awarded in the CHOM’s business meeting following the Best Paper Presentation session.

The first prize is accompanied by a $500 honorarium and the second prize is accompanied by a $250 honorarium.

A complete entry includes:
  1. A cover document that includes:
    • the entrant’s and all co-authors names, current affiliation, address, e-mail address, telephone number.
    • the title of the paper, its topic, and the method(s) used.
    • the file name should be the first author’s initials and the first three words of the title
  2. The paper in PDF including tables, figures and appendices should not exceed 32 pages in standard format (1” margins, double-spaced, 12 point font). Author names should not appear on the paper. Please see other formatting requirements at http://www.poms.org/journal/author_instructions/

2013 Events

2013 Healthcare Best Paper Competition

2013 Healthcare Best Paper Competition
Best Paper Competition
Production and Operations Management Society Conference, Denver, May 3 - 6, 2013

The College of Healthcare Operations Management of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) announces its 2013 Best Paper Competition. The best paper competition is held each year to identify and honor outstanding papers in the field of Healthcare Operations Management. Each submitted paper will be judged based on its contribution towards the advancement of theory and practice of Healthcare Operations Management. The research should have relevance to theory and have a potential to impact practice. The topic of the paper should fall within the scope of healthcare operations management. All research methods, including field/case studies, empirical and analytical methods are encouraged.

There are four conditions for eligibility:

The paper must present original research conducted primarily by the entrant following the POMS rules for conference submissions (i.e., cannot be previously published or currently accepted for publication elsewhere, etc.) Only one paper can be submitted by an entrant. Entrant must be the first author on the paper. Entrant must register for the conference (Denver, May 3 - 6, 2013) and should follow the Abstract and Full Paper submission process as provided in the timeline below.

Timeline for submission:

Upload abstract of the paper for presentation at the POMS conference using the website (opens Nov. 1) â€" the tentative deadline for abstract submission is January 7, 2013.

Please upload your paper either as an invited or contributed presentation in the Healthcare Track.

Email the full - length paper to Prof. Rachna Shah (shahx024@umn.edu) with the subject line - CHOM 2013 Best Paper Competition, by January 31, 2013. Include the following information in the email: the title of the paper, list of authors and the confirmation number of the abstract/uploaded paper in this email.


Register for the conference as per the registration deadline.

Between three and five finalists will be chosen, and their presentation will be moved to a special award session at the 2013 Annual POMS conference in Chicago. Prizes will be awarded immediately at the end of this session. The first prize is accompanied by a $500 honorarium and the second prize is accompanied by a $250 honorarium.

A complete entry includes:

A cover document that includes: entrant’s name, current affiliation, address, e-mail address, telephone number; the title of the r, its topic, and the method(s) used. the file name should be the entrant’s full name.

The paper in PDF including tables, figures and appendices should not exceed 32 pages in standard format (1” margins, double-spaced, 12 point font). Author names should not appear on the paper. Please see other formatting requirements at http://www.poms.org/journal/author_instructions

Synapse: Applied Healthcare Operations Management and Research Conference (2013)

May 2, 2013, at POMS Conference, Denver, Colorado
organized by
College of Healthcare Operations Management & Mental Health Center of Denver
2013 Healthcare Best Paper Competition
Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Conference
Mini Conference

The POMS College of Healthcare Operations Management (CHOM) is offering a mini-conference on Thursday, May 2 (the day before the main conference), starting at 1 p.m. Attached is the schedule and description of the mini-conference.

Our CHOM Synapse conference fosters collaboration among physicians and other healthcare providers, healthcare administrators, and operations management researchers to share what works, what doesn’t and why, and which areas need greater attention. We connect healthcare researchers and practitioners to actively exchange ideas. This helps all of us to develop approaches that are innovative, practical and sustainable in improving the operations of healthcare. This one day conference complements the POMS annual meeting (May 3-6, 2013). It offers participants an opportunity for mutual learning between practitioners and researchers and allows time for brainstorming new research ideas and implementation approaches to improve the effectiveness of healthcare systems.

Featured participants represent Baylor College of Medicine, Denver Health, Mayo Clinic, Mental Health Center of Denver, NSF Center for Health Organization Transformation, University of Toledo, Vanderbilt School of Medicine, and many more! We hope you will join us, and please call upon me or any of our organizers for more information:

Vikram Tiwari, President, vikram.tiwari@Vanderbilt.Edu Linda Laganga, VP Meetings, Linda.Laganga@mhcd.org David Dobrzykowski, VP Outreach, david.dobrzykowski@utoledo.edu Tom Rohleder, Secretary, Rohleder@mayo.edu

We look forward to seeing you in Denver!

Sincerely, Linda LaGanga VP Meetings, POMS College of Healchare Operations Management

Linda LaGanga, Ph.D. Director of Quality Systems & Operational Excellence Mental Health Center of Denver 4141 East Dickenson Place Denver, CO 80222 e-mail: linda.laganga@mhcd.org Phone: 303-504-6665

2012 Events

Synapse: Applied Healthcare Operations Management and Research Conference

The POMS College of Healthcare Operations Management (CHOM) is pleased to announce a Call For Posters (CFP) to be presented during their one-day “Synapse: Applied Healthcare Operations Management & Research Conference” in Chicago, IL. The conference will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2012 â€" the day before the POMS annual meeting â€" and will be held in collaboration with the Northwestern University Program for Value and Innovation in Healthcare Delivery (NUVIHD) of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Posters should address relevant topics in Healthcare Operations Management and provide a clear contribution to theory and managerial practice. The topic of the poster should fall within the scope of healthcare operations management. All research methods, including field/case studies, empirical and analytical methods are encouraged. Also, 1ST, 2ND & 3RD best posters win NUVIHD-POMS sponsored cash awards of $250, $150 & $100. Space is limited and entrants will be evaluated based on the quality of the proposal as well as the date of submission. The submission process and timeline are as follows.

Poster proposals and communications related to this CFP should be directed to David Dobrzykowski at ddobrzyk@emich.edu or Jonathan Turner at jturner1@nmh.org.

Please see the attached document for more information.

Synapse: Applied Healthcare Operations Management & Research Conference1

Synapse: Applied Healthcare Operations Management & Research Conference
April 19, 2012
At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
organized by
College of Healthcare Operations Management (of POMS) and Northwestern University
Program for Value and Innovation in Healthcare Delivery (NUVIHD)

The POMS College of Healthcare Operations Management (CHOM) is pleased to announce a one-day conference in Chicago, IL, on Thursday, April 19, 2012, the day before the POMS annual meeting. This event is a collaboration between CHOM and the Northwestern University Program for Value and Innovation in Healthcare Delivery (NUVIHD) of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

This conference aims to facilitate the growing needs of healthcare researchers and practitioners to better connect with each other. The challenges facing healthcare necessitates active exchange of ideas between all concerned, in order to develop solutions that are innovative, practical and sustainable.

This conference provides a venue for discussion between those working within healthcare and those researching healthcare problems. The conference will bring physicians, nurses, and hospital administrators together with operations management researchers to share what works, what doesn’t and why, and which areas need greater attention. Specifically, this conference will provide presentations from practitioners discussing how operations management helps healthcare. Additionally, the conference will provide a forum for roundtable discussions between practitioners and researchers to explore new areas of research and interest. Finally, the conference will include a tour of a hospital and a chance for a poster presentation. This one day conference is meant to complement the POMS annual meeting as it gives attendees a chance to listen to practitioners and allows time for brainstorming new research ideas.

Registration fees for the conference are $90 for non-students and $45 for students. Please register through: www.pomsmeetings.org/confevents/025/.
Please see the pdf document for details, including an agenda.

Please feel free to contact any of the organizers:

CHOM NUVIHD
Vikram Tiwari, President, Linda.laganga@mhcd.org
David Dobrzykowski, VP Outreach, ddobrzyk@emich.edu
Secretary,
Jonathan Turner, jturner1@nmh.org
Sanjay Mehrotra, Mehrotra@northwestern.edu


2012 Healthcare Best Paper Competition

Best Paper CompetitionProduction and Operations Management Society Conference, Chicago, April 20-23, 2012

The College of Healthcare Operations Management of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) announces its 2012 Best Paper Competition. The best paper competition is held each year to identify and honor outstanding papers in the field of Healthcare Operations Management. Each submitted paper will be judged based on its contribution towards the advancement of theory and practice of Healthcare Operations Management. The research should have relevance to theory and have a potential to impact practice. The topic of the paper should fall within the scope of healthcare operations management. All research methods, including field/case studies, empirical and analytical methods are encouraged. There are four conditions for eligibility:

  • The paper must present original research conducted primarily by the entrant following the POMS rules for conference submissions (i.e., cannot be previously published or currently accepted for publication elsewhere, etc.)
  • Only one paper can be submitted by an entrant.
  • Entrant must be the first author on the paper.
  • Entrant must register for the conference (Chicago, April 20-23, 2012) and should follow the Abstract and Full Paper submission process as provided in the timeline below.

Timeline for submission:

  1. Upload abstract of the paper for presentation at the POMS conference using the website (opens Nov. 1) â€" the tentative deadline for abstract submission is Dec 15, 2011. Please upload your paper either as an invited or contributed presentation in the Healthcare Track.
  2. Upload full-length paper in the POMS Conference management system by Jan 30, 2012.
  3. Send an email to Prof. Rachna Shah (shahx024@umn.edu) expressing your desire for being considered for the paper competition by Jan 30, 2012. Include the title of the paper, list of authors and the confirmation number of the abstract/uploaded paper in this email.
  4. Register for the conference as per the registration deadline.

Between three and five finalists will be chosen, and their presentation will be moved to a special award session at the 2012 Annual POMS conference in Chicago. Prizes will be awarded immediately at the end of this session. The first prize is accompanied by a $500 honorarium and the second prize is accompanied by a $250 honorarium. A complete entry includes:

  1. A cover document that includes:
    • the entrant’s name, current affiliation, address, e-mail address, telephone number;
    • the title of the paper, its topic, and the method(s) used.
    • the file name should be the entrant’s full name.
  2. The paper in PDF including tables, figures and appendices should not exceed 32 pages in standard format (1” margins, double-spaced, 12 point font). Author names should not appear on the paper. Please see other formatting requirements at http://www.poms.org/journal/author_instructions/

POMS Spring 2012 Chicago Conference

Do you want to organize a session for the healthcare track? The role of a session organizer is to find 4 separate speakers for a session with a unifying theme â€" one of those speakers can be you. Please contact Carrie Queenan (C_queenan@nd.edu) or Ken Klassen (kklassen@brocku.ca) if you’re interested.

2011 Events

2011 Best Paper Competition

Production and Operations Management
Society College of Healthcare Operations Management
2011 Best Paper Competition

The College of Healthcare Operations Management (CHOM) of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) announces its 2011 Best Paper Competition. To be considered for the award, a full paper must be submitted by March 1st, 2011 to the Chair of the Committee. The paper must be presented at the conference to receive the award, although the judging is based on the written paper. The paper submission can be a working paper or a paper under review. Each submitted paper will be judged based on its contribution towards the advancement of theory and practice of health care operations management. The first prize is accompanied by a $500 honorarium and the second prize is accompanied by a $250 honorarium. Between three and five finalists will be chosen, and they will be invited to present their paper in a special session at the 2011 Annual POMS conference in Reno. All prizes will be awarded during the conference, at the POMS CHOM Meeting.

Application Process: Please submit the electronic copy of the paper in Adobe Portable Document (PDF) to Beste Kucukyazici (bkucukya@mit.edu), Chair of the Committee. The deadline is March 1st, 2011. The paper should not contain any author identification. Each submission must be accompanied by a PDF cover letter containing the complete contact information for the corresponding author.

POMS Spring 2011 Reno Conference

Joint Conference with Mayo Clinic August 10 â€" 12, 2011

Joint Conference with Mayo Clinic
August 10 â€" 12, 2011

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Instead of a mini-conference at Reno, this year we are jointly organizing a healthcare operations conference with the Mayo Clinic. This conference will take place in Rochester, Minnesota, August 10 -12, 2011. This is a unique opportunity for Operations Management researchers to network with healthcare professionals and observe healthcare operation management principles being put to efficient use every day at the Mayo Clinic.

The Health Care Operations Research/Systems Engineering Symposium includes tutorials, applied research presentations, a tour of the Mayo Clinic and dedicated time for poster presentations. Poster session submissions are now being accepted â€" please submit your poster abstract here : http://precis.preciscentral.com/User/UserLogin.asp?Action=New&EventID=821fa74b&bhcp=1.
June 15, 2011 is the deadline for poster submissions. Please note there will be awards for poster presentations and all poster submissions will be reviewed before acceptance.

This is a great opportunity to present and get feedback on your healthcare research projects, and to network with healthcare researchers and healthcare professionals from the Mayo Clinic and across the country.

POMS members get a discounted conference fee of $299 (versus $449 for others).

For more information, see http://www.mayo.edu/cme/special-topics-in-health-care-2011r092 or the conference flyer .

Questions? Please feel free to contact a member of the organizing committee: Mark Vonderembse mark.vonderembse@utoledo.edu Vikram Tiwari vtiwari@central.uh.edu David Dobrzykowski ddobrzyk@emich.edu Ken Klassen kklassen@brocku.ca Carrie Queenan c_queenan@nd.edu Linda Laganga linda.laganga@mhcd.org Sarah Bourque sarah.bourque@hec.ca

INFORMS Healthcare 2011

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POMS College of Healthcare Operations Management is a proud technical co-sponsor of INFORMS Healthcare 2011, June 20-22, 2011, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Registration is now open

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