Dr Tinglong Dai, Johns Hopkins University

Few issues in the healthcare ecosystem are more salient than the utilisation of medical tests. By some estimates, up to 30 per cent of medical testing decisions are deemed inappropriate, which may entail either over- or under-testing. All too frequently, the public attention has centred on over-testing. By comparison, under-testing has received little media coverage but is prevalent in the medical literature. In addition, contrary to popular belief, the US trails most OECD countries in terms of the utilisation of medical tests.

In this talk, Tinglong will discuss a series of modelling efforts aimed at understanding diagnostic experts’ decision-making processes. These efforts, motivated by the interventional cardiology setting, seek to provide a theory of under-testing by accounting for both reputational and revenue inducement incentives. Tinglong will also highlight implications for policymakers and healthcare executives with regard to incentive design for improving diagnostic accuracy.

Speaker bio

Tinglong Dai is an Associate Professor of Operations Management and Business Analytics at Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School. His research, recognised by many awards such as Johns Hopkins Discovery Award, INFORMS Public Sector Operations Research Best Paper, and POMS Best Healthcare Paper Award, spans across healthcare, marketing/operations interfaces, and AI-enabled business.

Tinglong’s research has been accepted for publication in leading journals such as Management Science, M&SOM, Marketing Science, Operations Research, and INFORMS Journal on Computing. He is an Associate Editor of Naval Research Logistics and is on the Editorial Review Board of Production and Operations Management. He co-chairs the Johns Hopkins Symposium on Healthcare Operations and co-edits the Handbook of Healthcare Analytics: Theoretical Minimum for Conducting 21st Century Research on Healthcare Operations, published by John Wiley & Sons in 2018.

Tinglong received his PhD (2013) and MS (2009) in Operations Management/Robotics from Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, in addition to an MPhil (2006) in Industrial Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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Trumpington St
Cambridge
CambridgeshireCB2 1AG
United Kingdom

Date & time

Date: 30 August 2019
Start Time: 12:30
End Time: 14:00

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Open to: Members of the University of Cambridge

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Trumpington St
Cambridge
CambridgeshireCB2 1AG
United Kingdom

Event timings

Date: 30 August 2019
Start Time: 12:30
End Time: 14:00