Guest Speaker Series: “Learning from the Pandemic to Improve Healthcare”

July 13, 2021
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The pandemic has changed the healthcare system’s operations. Lessons were learned and the experience gained will drive future improvements.

The Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the Viterbi School of Engineering, The Gehr Family Center at the Keck School of Medicine, and the Price School of Public Policy will be jointly hosting four, 2-hour virtual speaker sessions titled: “Learning from the Pandemic to Improve Healthcare”.

Attached flyer for all speaker session details here (2 Credit Hours of CME will be available for each session)

The virtual speaker sessions will take place on Thursdays: July 29th, August 5th, August 12th, and August 19th from 10am to 12pm. 



JULY 29: How the Pandemic Changed the Healthcare System

Understanding Pandemic Driven Demand for Optimizing Patient Flow. Moderated by Michael Cousineau, DrPH.


AUGUST 5: The Crucial Role of Telemedicine

Considering the impact and effectiveness of telemedicine during and after the pandemic for ambulatory, emergency, and mental health care. Moderated by Rusha Modi, MD, MPH.


AUGUST 12: The Role of Performance Improvement

Health system faced tremendous challenges with improving quality and safety during the pandemic. The lessons learned and revised methods will serve as a resource for future healthcare operations. Moderated by Sonali Saluja, MD, MPH.


AUGUST 19: Supply Chains and How the Pandemic Improved Healthcare

Supply chains and distribution systems were overwhelmed during the pandemic. New and better engineered systems developed for all type of healthcare providers will hopefully replace traditional practices. Moderated by David Belson, PhD


This speaker series is a part of the new USC M.S in Health Systems Management Engineering degree offered by the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. For more information regarding the program, please follow the link above/here.

Published on July 13th, 2021

Last updated on October 10th, 2022