Healthcare 2015

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Why attend Healthcare 2015

Why Attend Healthcare 2015

This third INFORMS topical conference on healthcare focuses on reinventing value in an era of health reform, specifically the use of O.R. and analytics to improve the long term efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of healthcare delivery. The conference includes elements of both an INFORMS academic meeting and practitioner-oriented meeting. Joint involvement of Vanderbilt’s medical and business schools provides a unique conference experience for the attendees.


Learn Best Practices

  • Hear more than 450 talks and perspectives on relevant topics that span academia and business processes and applications.
  • Get valuable insights that will help decision makers better understand the value of analytics as a competitive driver.

Advance Your Career

  • Sharpen your skills in quantitative methodologies and technologies.
  • Enjoy extensive, organized, and facilitated networking opportunities that provide future directions and contacts that can help you today.

Take Something Back

  • Meet with research vendors and suppliers.
  • Take advantage of technical workshops that provide software solutions explained in the context of healthcare.
  • Share real-world lessons with your students who will want to know how to apply O.R. to healthcare applications.


INFORMS Healthcare About

The conference goal is to bring together academic researchers in “healthcare analytics” and industry stakeholders for the application of this research to share information and improve the delivery of effective healthcare.  The health sector is catching up fast but still lags behind other industries such as airlines, hotel chains, and retail in the adoption of systematic and quantitative analysis used in decision support, and this conference will help to bridge the informational gap.  The conference aims to bring a cross-cultural view of healthcare systems worldwide and the research and applications designed to improve these systems in areas such as:

  • The best, most dynamic current research in healthcare O.R. and analytics presented in one, highly focused conference.
  • Synergism of business and management principles with medical principles provide a unique learning experience.
  • Multidisciplinary research providing a 360 degree view on analytics, O.R., information systems, statistics, epidemiology, and more.
  • A cross-cultural view of healthcare systems and operational impact from around the world is assured by an international panel of experts from U.S., Canada, and Europe.
  • An intimate, small-scale setting to drive learning.
  • Participation from leading healthcare O.R. societies:


INFORMS Healthcare Programs

INFORMS Healthcare 2015 focuses on reinventing value in an era of health reform, specifically the use of O.R. and analytics to improve the long term efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of healthcare delivery. We welcome submissions in either oral or poster formats, which will be reviewed by the committee. There is a limit of one oral presentation per presenting/lead author. Authors may present a poster as well as one oral presentation.

INFORMS Healthcare Program Tracks