Symposium explores performance measures in health care

On Friday, scholars and practitioners will exchange ideas and discuss experiences about measuring health care performance at a symposium titled What Gets Measured Gets Managed. 

Presented by the Atkinson School of Administrative Studies and the Atkinson Research Office, the symposium opens with a keynote address by Ontario Auditor General Jim McCarter (right) on results of provincial hospital audits.  A York grad, McCarter (BA ’74, MBA ’79) also taught part-time at Atkinson for several years (see YorkU magazine February 2006).

Three sessions follow on measuring hospital and physicians’ performance and on the importance of data. 

10:10am to noon – Measuring Performance of Complex Systems

  • Hospitals’ Investment in Capacity – Professor Sylvia Hsu, Schulich School of Business
  • Performance Measurement and Balanced Scorecards: An Ontario Hospital Perspective – Cheryl Avrich, director of planning & decision support, York Central Hospital
  • Pediatric Oncology – Professor Lillian Chan, McMaster University

1 to 2:40pm – Physicians, Performance Measure and …

  • Compensation – Professor Kyonghee Kim, University of Illinois
  • Regionalization & the Balance of Power – Professor Wallace Lockhart, University of Regina

2:50 to 3:45pm – The Measures are Only as Good as the Data

  • Professor Jimmy Huang, Atkinson School of Information Technology
  • John Harris, Centennial College

The symposium is open to all. It takes place in the Harry Crowe Room, 109 Atkinson Building. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Pat Ellis at ext. 33584 or to Registration is from 8:30 to 9am.