Understanding systems and designing change in healthcare

Thursday, September 12, 2019 07:30to08:30

The Class of 1975 Visiting Professorship in Simulation and Patient Safety

Dr. Lennox Huang

Dr. Lennox Huang is the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for Medical and Academic Affairs at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. At SickKids, he co-chairs the Medical Advisory Committee and serves as Medical Director for Boomerang Health. At a regional level Dr. Huang co-chairs the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) Medical Affairs committee and co-leads the TAHSN escalation of care task force. Dr. Huang is a staff physician in the Paediatric Critical Care Unit at SickKids and holds the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and Associate Clinical Professor of Paediatrics at McMaster University.

His past positions include Chair of the Department of Paediatrics at McMaster University and the Chief of Paediatrics at Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. Dr. Huang has served in the past as President of the Regional Medical Associates of Hamilton, and Vice President of the Paediatric Chairs of Canada.

Dr. Huang received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston University, earned his M.D. from the University of Toronto followed by Pediatric Residency and Critical Care Fellowship at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Huang holds a CPE designation from the Certifying Commission in Medical Management.

In addition to healthcare administration and clinical care, Dr. Huang has a special interest in the application of healthcare simulation to the design and testing of new facilities and in the detection of latent safety threats. He serves on the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Simulation accreditation committee, is a past directors for the International Pediatric Simulation Society and currently sits on the board of the Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare.

Dr. Lennox Huang will be presenting at:

McGill University Multidisciplinary Surgical Grand Rounds
September 12, 2019 
7:30 am - 8:30 am

Montreal General Hospital
Osler Amphitheatre A6.105

Videoconferencing sites:
MUHC Glen site, Room DS1.1427
Jewish General Hospital, Room B.106
St-Mary’s Hospital, Room 1501E
Barrie Memorial Hospital, Room 3

Learning objectives:
▶ Explore how systems thinking connects to day-to-day hospital operations.
▶ Share frameworks and strategies for change management in a large healthcare organization.
▶ Discuss the impact of large scale organizational change at a macro, meso and micro level.
▶ Learn how simulation can help with understanding systems and with guiding change.

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