Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

The Wicked Problem of Complexity in Healthcare

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, December 13, 2012

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Fl Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Luci Leykum, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Associate Dean and for Clinical Affairs
Dean of Medical School
Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine
Assistant Chair, Clinical Service and Quality, Department of Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, TX

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Luci Leykum, MD, MBA, MSc is in the final year of a Career Development Award from the VA Health Services Research and Development program based on the application of complexity science to clinical systems, and has authored peer-reviewed papers relating to relationships, learning, sensemaking, and improvising in primary care clinics and on general medicine inpatient teams.

Dr. Leykum is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.  She serves as Division Chief for Hospital Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in the School of Medicine.  She joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio faculty in 2004, after serving on the faculty of the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, where she trained.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will: 

  1. Define characteristics of complex systems
  2. Identify ways complexity impacts care delivery
  3. List strategies to improve providers' ability to act in uncertain situations
Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Division of Hospital Medicine (Department of Medicine)

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