2012-13: DDDHC: Transition Workshop: May 9-10, 2013


The workshop was held at SAMSI.


It featured sessions for each of the primary working groups, at which:

  • Working group members presented results of research conducted during the program year
  • Selected outside speakers responded, as well as described related research issues
  • All participants were able to discuss plans and mechanisms for continuing collaborations.

There was also a discussion and planning session for a NISS/SAMSI Affiliates Workshop on Measuring and Evaluating Healthcare Quality.

Speakers included:

  • Chronic Disease Working Group
  • Dynamic Treatment Regimes Working Group: Kristin Lynn, North Carolina State University;  Yingqi Zhao, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Observational CER Working Group
  • OMOP Working Group: Rebecca Ferrell, University of Washington; Alan Karr, NISS
  • Patient Flow Working Group: Nan Liu, Columbia University; Petar Momcilovic, University of Florida; Amy Ward, University of Southern California, amyward@marshall.usc.edu

Schedule and Supporting Media

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
8:30-9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Introduction and Welcome
Patient Flow
9:15-9:45 Data-Based Research on Patient Flow: Working Group Progress and Individual Adventures Nilay Tanik Argon, UNC, and Avi Mandelbaum, SAMSI and Technion
9:45-10:15 Patient Preferences in Appointment Scheduling: Empirical Estimation and Operations Modeling Opportunities Nan Liu, Columbia University
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 Queueing Perspective of Patient Flow: Towards Personalized Models Petar Momcilovic, University of Florida  
11:00-11:30 Modeling Patient Flow in Emergency Departments using Fork-Join Networks Amy Ward, University of Southern California
11:30-12:00 Discussion
12:00-1:30 Lunch
Dynamic Treatment Regimes
1:30-2:00 Smooth Estimation of Optimal Dynamic Treatment Regimes Kristin Linn, North Carolina State University  
2:00-2:30 Statistical Learning Methods for Estimating Optimal Dynamic Treatment Regimes Yingqi Zhao, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2:30-3:00 Discussion
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:00 Challenges of Analyzing OMOP “Big Results” and Some Visual Approaches Rebecca Ferrell, University of Washington  
4:00-4:30 Analysis of the OMOP Results Database — Does the Method Matter More than the Truth? Alan Karr, NISS  
4:30-5:00 Discussion
5:00-7:00 Poster Reception

Friday, May 10, 2013

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast
Observational CER
9:00-9:30 sNMF for Sparse Data and Method for Determining Matrix Degree from Noisy Data Kenneth Lopiano, SAMSI  
9:30-10:00 Contingency Table Analysis via Matrix Factorization Kumer Das, Lamar University  
10:00-10:30 Recursive Partitioning Applied to Complex Sample Survey Data Myron Katzoff, CDC (retired)  
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:15 Local Control Methodology Robert Obenchain, Risk-Benefit Analysis  
11:15-11:45 Status of Datasets Stanley Young, NISS
11:45-12:30 General Discussion: Future Directions and Collaborations
12:30 Workshop Adjourns: Lunch Available for Participants