Monday, November 5, 2018

Dr. David VequistHarmsenDr. David Vequist and Earl Harmsen will present as part of the Brown Bag Research Series on Nov. 5, 2018 in the Mabee Library, Special Collections Room. The 60-minute presentation will begin at noon.

The duo will present on the topic of "A logical model for reducing healthcare costs through mathematical selection by distance and quality (Vequist, D. & Harmsen, E.)"

Using a statistical model, the authors propose a population health model that improves quality and health for lives covered by a self-insured company or a third-party payer (i.e. health insurance provider). Using a patient consumerism methodology as its base, the model expands the idea of bundled contracts and narrow networks as a cost reduction and quality enhancement strategy. This model could result in substantial savings and lead to higher overall outcomes for specific medical procedures.

The Brown Bag Research Presentation Series is designed to promote research and draw attention to the ongoing academic exploration occurring in the H-E-B School of Business. The discussions offer faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and members of the business community an opportunity to present their work and engage in scholarly dialogue. Brown Bag Research Presentations are offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.