Rehab Rounds: Michael Carter

Professor Michael Carter from the University of Toronto presents “Modeling Patient Flow and HHR Forecasting” on Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 12-1pm. This event takes place at the room 140 of the Rehabilitation Sciences Building, 500 University Avenue.

Michael Carter is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto and Director of the Centre for Research in Healthcare Engineering. He received his doctorate in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo in 1980. Since 1989, his research focus has been in the area of health care resource modeling with a variety of projects in hospitals, home care, rehab, long term care, medical labs and mental health institutions. He has supervised more than 160 engineering students in over 100 projects with healthcare institutions. He currently has 16 students (7 doctoral, 5 masters and 4 undergrad) working in the area. He was the winner of the Annual Practice Prize from the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) four times (1988, 1992, 1996 and 2009). In 2000, he received the CORS Award of Merit for lifetime contributions to Canadian Operational Research.  He also received an “Excellence in Teaching” Award from the University of Toronto Student Administrative Council. He is on the editorial board for the journals “Health Care Management Science” and “Operations Research for Healthcare”. He is a member of the “Nursing Effectiveness, Utilization and Outcomes Research Unit” and a mentor in the “Health Care, Technology and Place” Program at the University of Toronto. He is on the Advisory Board for the Regenstreif Centre for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue University and an Adjunct Scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto (www.ices.on.ca).

If you would like to attend by web conference, please log in as a guest at our Rehab Rounds Web Conference site. For more information, please contact pt.reception@utoronto.ca.

recording of this presentation is available.