Eugene Litvak

President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Optimization. He is also an

Adjunct Professor in Operations Management in the Department of Health Policy

& Management at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Dr. Litvak is was

the editor of The Joint Commission’s patient flow books “Managing Patient Flow in

Hospitals: Strategies and Solutions”, 2nd Edition and “Optimizing Patient Flow:

Advanced Strategies for Managing Variability to Enhance Access, Quality, and Safety”.

He was a member of the Institute of Medicine (currently the National Academy of Medicine)

Committees “The Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System”,

“The Learning Health Care System in America” and “Optimizing Scheduling in Health

Care.” Dr. Litvak also served as a member of the “National Advisory Committee

to the American Hospital Association for Improving Quality, Patient Safety and