Lunch & Learn - Change Management in Healthcare 2018

May 25, 11:30am, CDT - 1:00pm, CDT

Mays Clinic, Room ACB1.2345
1220 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030


Herding Cats While Building Airplanes in the Sky: Change Management in Healthcare 2018

Healthcare organizations are quickly moving into the post-meaningful use age of healthcare IT, which is full of heightened expectations and declining reimbursements. But the longstanding principle of effectively managing change remains the most important aspect of transforming processes to successfully improve quality, patient safety and efficiency. This presentation will cover the evidence, theory and main principles of change management and go into more detail on managing large change portfolios, and the impact to our user community. We will discuss—and debate—is our primary challenge change resistance or change fatigue?

Robert Murphy, MD
Associate Dean, Applied Informatics and Associate Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Dr. Murphy graduated from Rice University with a degree in history, attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and then completed his emergency medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. After working as an emergency physician and complaining about the lack of healthcare IT, he eventually became a Chief Medicine Informatics Officer, first at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, KY and then at Memorial Hermann in Houston. Memorial Hermann was awarded the HIMSS Nicholas Davies Award in 2018.

We had a great Lunch & Learn session on May 25th by Dr Robert Murphy, Associate Dean for Applied Informatics and Associate Professor at the UT Health School of Biomedical Informatics.  He presented “Herding Cats while Building Airplanes in the Sky – Change Management in Healthcare 2018”. 

There was plenty of good information and practical advice.  You can see all details by downloading a copy of the presentation:

Herding Cats while Building Airplanes in the Sky – Change Management in Healthcare 2018 presentation

If you want to learn more about Change Management, Dr Murphy teaches a course title “Change Management in Health Informatics”.  The course is offered by the School of Biomedical Informatics and is open to non-degree students.  For a course description, please follow this link: