Dr. Chanhaeng Rhee to present Seminar

Dr. Chanhaeng Rhee from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas will present at the Seminar Monday April 24 at 1:15pm in Nedderman Hall 106. Dr. Rhee’s presentation title, abstract, and biographical sketch are below. 

Title: Improving Health Outcomes through Systems Engineering

Author: Dr. Chanhaeng Rhee

Location: Nedderman Hall Room 106
Date: Monday, April 24
Time: 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Abstract: In 2000 and 2001, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued two reports, “To Err Is Human” and “Crossing the Quality Chasm”. The first report estimated systems failures in healthcare delivery were responsible for at least 98,000 deaths each year. The second report revealed a wide “chasm” between the quality of care the health system should be capable of delivering today. In 2005, National Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine issued a report “Building a Better Delivery System: a New Engineering/Health Care Partnership”. This report was to provide a framework and action for a systems approach to healthcare delivery based on a partnership between engineers and health care professionals. I would like to demonstrate 2 cases of use of systems engineering tools to improve patient cares in the hospital (“Viewing Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection as a System: Using Systems Engineering and Human Factors Engineering in a Quality Improvement Project in an Academic Medical Center”) and outpatient setting (“Sustainable Self-Management & Elevating Wellness for Persons with Diabetes through Optimizing the Chronic Care Model”).

Biographical Sketch: Dr. Chanhaeng Rhee is an Endocrinology Specialist in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Boston University with a BS in chemistry in 1992, from Kyungpook National University College of Medicine with an MD in 2000 and from UT Dallas with an MBA in 2012. He completed his residency at St. Elizabeth Health Center in 2004 in internal medicine and a fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2007 in endocrinology and metabolism. Dr. Rhee is a Medical Director for Diabetes Management Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a Quality Officer at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Rhee affiliates with many hospitals including  William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, Zale Lipshy University Hospital,  Parkland Health and Hospital System, and cooperates with other doctors and specialists in the medical group at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is a member of the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the Texas Medical Association, and the Dallas County Medical Society.

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