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- Supply Chain Management
- Management Accounting
- Healthcare Operations Management
- Healthcare Sector Strategic Management
- Lean Management and Process Improvement
- Activity Based Costing
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Dr. Barrett is an Operations Management Professor in the HBA, MBA and EMBA programs at Ivey. Dr. Barrett’s past interactions and experiences with healthcare clinicians and administrators has largely motivated his focused interest in advancing scholarly theorization and managerial understanding of the requisite operational and organizational capabilities that underpin the productive deployment of a systematic lean management approach. His personal research focuses on the design, delivery and capture of value for and from customers through the deployment of a well-designed lean management approach.
From 2015-20, Dr. Barrett served as the Executive Director of the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation (IICHI). At IICHI, his team of researchers focused on value based healthcare initiatives and efforts to enhance the value created and captured through systematic improvements and disruptions to the healthcare delivery value chain and for the healthcare system in totality.
Prior to completing his MBA at Ivey and embarking on a management consulting career based in Boston, David was an elite level men’s hockey coach. His unique blend of coaching, consulting and academic training enables him to apply a rare mix of skills and perspectives to problems within the operations and supply chain functional areas of a business.
Dr. Barrett is a Certified Management Accountant and a Chartered Professional Accountant. He serves as the Chair of the Research and Business Committee, the Bone & Joint Institute Western University, Co-Chair of Value Based Healthcare Canada at the Conference Board of Canada, and as a Member, Academic Thought Leadership Committee, for Kinaxis Canada.
- Operations Management, HBA, EMBA
- The Business of Health, MBA
- Healthcare Sector Leadership & Innovation, HBA
- Learning Through Action, HBA
- PhD, Ivey Business School at Western University
- MBA, Ivey Business School at Western University
- BComm, Mount Allison University
Recent Refereed Articles
Begen, M. A.; Bayley, T.; Rodrigues, F. F.; Barrett, D., 2022, "Relative Efficiency of Radiation Treatment Centres: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis", Healthcare, June 10(6): 1033 - 1033. Abstract: We evaluate a number of cancer treatment centres in Ontario and determine their relative efficiency so that their performance can be compared against the provincial targets by taking into account the differences among them. These differences can be in physical and financial resources, and patient demographics. We develop an analytical framework based on a three- step data envelopment analysis (DEA) model to build efficiency metrics for planning, delivery, and quality of treatment at each centre, use regression analysis to explain our efficiency metrics, and demonstrate how our findings can inform continuous improvement efforts.
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Saxton, K. G.; Barrett, D.; Gould, L.; Sandieson, R. M.; Koivu, S.; Meyer, M. J., 2019, "Exploring Residential Models of Care for Treatment of Infectious Complications Among People Who Inject Drugs: a Systematic Review", International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, August 18: 772 - 783. Abstract: This article identifies, compares, and assesses residential models of care to treat infectious complications among people who inject drugs (PWID) through intravenous antibiotic (IV) therapy. Database searches in Ovid MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature Studies were performed. A Google web search was also performed. Studies published in English between 2000 and May 2017 that presented data on an out-of-hospital residential program for IV antibiotic treatment of infectious complications among PWID were included. Of the 2355 unique articles screened, 218 were reviewed in their entirety and three were included. Across the three included studies, no mortalities were reported during the study. Each study reported similar outcomes compared to in-hospital care. In the two studies reporting costs, residential care was substantially less expensive. This review indicates that residential treatment appears to be beneficial to PWID, hospitals, and the health care system.
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Siu, S.; Scarffe, A. D.; Barrett, D.; Strong, M. J.; Schulz, V.; Dixon, D. R.; Calvin, J. E., 2019, "Enhancing Physician Managerial Capabilities: Partnership between Medicine and Business", MedEdPublish, April 8(2) Abstract: Background Physicians are typically appointed to leadership roles within health care organizations on the basis of individual accomplishments in research, education, and/or clinical care. However, these types of achievements seldom provide the requisite management capabilities to lead within health organizations. In this manuscript, we described our initial experience in developing an in-house program to provide current and aspiring physician leaders with the managerial capabilities to enhance the quality of health care delivery within their respective organization. Methods In a partnership established between a Medical School and a Business School, we designed two series of weekend workshops to provide current and aspiring physician leaders with the financial capabilities to assist them in their future healthcare leadership careers. This course was then expanded to a Management Principles for Physician workshop with open enrollment to physicians at all levels. Baseline demographics and participant evaluations of each course were recorded. In the open enrollment Management Principles for Physician workshop, we examined the relationship between participant background and their course evaluations as well as their areas of interest for further training. Results All 3 workshops received excellent evaluations by participants. The positive impact of the open enrollment program, based on participants’ self-evaluations, was the highest in female physicians, as well as early to mid-career physicians. Additionally, physicians who do not currently hold leadership positions and those who are leading at Divisional levels were the most interested in further training in finance. Conclusion In summary, this series of workshops demonstrated the feasibility of an in-house physician leadership program and yielded important information for the design of future leadership development curriculum.
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Work in Progress
- David Barrett & Larry Menor, “Just Do It, Just Fail: The Role of Preparation vs. Implementation in the Development of a Lean Deployment Competence"
- David Barrett & Larry Menor, “Healthcare Lean Management: How Value Is Designed, Delivered and Captured in the United States Hospital Environment"
Honours & Awards
- 2015 Canadian Interuniversity Sport and Ontario University Sport Coach of the Year 2015
- 2015 Canadian Interuniversity Sport National Champion and Ontario University Sport Provincial Champion Women’s Hockey
- Deans Honour List, Ivey School of Business
- Lecturer in Operations Management and Cost Accounting, DAN School of Management & Organizational Studies, Western University
- Coach, Women’s Varsity Hockey, Western University
- Managing Partner, Creative Business Consulting Group
- Senior Manager, Axia Consulting
- Consultant, Adventis Consulting