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The Wilbert Steffy Distinguished Lecture with Kedrick Adkins, March 13, 2008

The Wilbert Steffy Distinguished Lecture with Kedrick Adkins, March 13, 2008

Thursday, March 13th at 4:00 p.m.
GM Conference Room, 4th Floor
Robert H. Lurie Engineering Center
1221 Beal Avenue
Reception to follow

Kedrick Adkins
Integrated Services

Leading Change in Health Care Transformation

Seven years ago, Trinity Health embarked on an enterprise effort to transform health care delivery through process redesign and technology adoption. The wide span of change in clinical settings and business functions has created significant service delivery improvement opportunities based on data driven analysis. This journey is being accelerated by the practical application of critical industrial, manufacturing and computer information system concepts. This includes lean process design, network architecture optimization, economic & statistical analysis, ergonomics and data mining.

In his discussion, Mr. Adkins will:

  • Describe the journey that Trinity Health has undertaken
  • Provide some examples of how Trinity Health has applied these engineering concepts to strategic initiatives that have been undertaken
  • Identify problem areas within the U.S. health care system that could potentially be addressed by creative use of engineering skills

Following a distinguished and impressive 30-year tenure with Accenture, Kedrick D. Adkins, Jr. joined Trinity Health in January 2007 to become President of Integrated Services. His responsibilities encompass the complete span of finance, information services, supply chain management and insurance / risk management.

While at Accenture, Mr. Adkins was a Senior Partner most recently serving as U.S. Country Managing Director and Global Chief Diversity Officer for this consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. He is well known and highly respected within the health care community and was considered to be one of Accenture’s pioneers and experts in the insurance and managed care industries. His experience includes strategy development, technology planning, systems design, installation and process reengineering for hospitals and health systems, physician-based organizations, national and international managed care companies, indemnity health insurers, numerous Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans and government health agencies.

Kedrick earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and his MBA in accounting and finance from the University of Michigan. Early in his career, he became a licensed certified public accountant. He currently serves on the corporate advisory board of the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

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