How does one explain Edward L. Hannan? You could begin by stringing his credentials together. It would come out as Ph.D., M.S., M.S., F.A.C.C. and Distinguished Professor of Health Policy, Management and Behavior at the School of Public Health.
What does all that mean? According to his online bio Ed, who will be our after-dinner speaker on Thursday, February 27, “has for the past several years been involved in the development and use of clinical and administrative databases for cardiac surgery, angioplasty, trauma care, carotid endarterectomy, cancer and hip fractures.
“These databases have been used to identify risk factors related to mortality and complications, to predict the occurrence of these adverse events, and to assess provider performance after having adjusted for differences in the pre-procedural risk of patients.”
His talk promises to be very enlightening. Feel free to invite a guest for this event.