Health care leaders cultivate innovative partnerships

UMMS faculty feature prominently at interdisciplinary symposium

3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM

Eric W. Dickson, MD, professor of emergency medicine and newly appointed president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, will deliver the keynote address at the third annual F.J. Aspinwall Symposium hosted by the Healthcare Delivery Institute at WPI on Wednesday, March 20.

In his talk “Diamonds in the Rough: How the Best Healthcare Systems are Delivering Value to their Communities,” Dr. Dickson will highlight innovative partnerships between academia, business and government that are successfully meeting patient needs while realizing cost efficiencies.

Also participating in the symposium, titled “Healthcare on the Verge,” will be Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medicine, executive deputy chancellor, provost, dean of the School of Medicine, and Paulette Seymour-Route, PhD, dean of the Graduate School of Nursing. Both will be members of the roundtable panel “Transforming HealthcareThrough Collaboration.” UMMS will also be represented by Edwin Boudreaux, PhD, professor of emergency medicine and psychiatry, and Jessica Oleski, MA, preventive and behavioral medicine research project director, who will discuss “Partnering with Technology Development Companies to Enhance Patient Reported Outcomes” as members of a research panel addressing interdisciplinary collaborations.

The Healthcare Delivery Institute was established by WPI to develop new ways to deliver quality care. The symposium will take place from noon to 6 p.m. at the WPI Campus Center.