RISK AWARENESS WEEK 2021

Eng-Wee Ethan Yeo Sam Savage

Chance-Informed Healthcare Resource Management in the Face of Pandemic Uncertainty

A Workshop by Sam Savage and Eng-Wee Ethan Yeo

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About this Workshop

Managing healthcare resources under uncertain COVID-19 surges is difficult and it is tempting to plan for surges in demand based on the average or best guesses of contagion forecast models. Unfortunately, this leads to systematic errors induced by the Flaw of Averages.

We will show how the discipline of probability management can transform the uncertainty in forecasts into actionable data for making chance-informed resource decisions with your native spreadsheet.

About The Speakers

Sam Savage

Sam Savage

Executive Director, ProbabilityManagement.org

Dr. Sam L. Savage is the author of The Flaw of Averages and Executive Director of ProbabilityManagement.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to making uncertainty actionable. The organization has received funding from Chevron, Lockheed Martin, General Electric, PG&E, Wells Fargo, Kaiser Permanente and others.


Eng-Wee Ethan Yeo

Eng-Wee Ethan Yeo

Assistant Director of Technology and Standards, ProbabilityManagement.org

Eng-Wee Ethan Yeo volunteers as the Assistant Director of Technology and Standards at ProbabilityManagement.org. He currently serves as Principal, Technology Risk Modeling & Methodology at Kaiser Permanente. He is responsible for modeling, simulating and assessing non-financial technology risks to support decision making.