James Langabeer, II, PHD, MBA, FHIMSS

Professor

James Langabeer II, PhD, MBA, FHIMSS, joined UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) on March 15, 2014 as a professor of biomedical informatics. He has a dual appointment with SBMI and UTHealth Medical School’s Department of Emergency Medicine. He has spent most of his career focused on quality improvement in health care delivery. His research interests are in clinical systems of care, cardiovascular quality and analytics, and health information exchange with a passion for the intersection of health informatics, decision sciences and medicine. His career has involved hospital executive administration, technology startups and commercialization, management consulting, and health care research and teaching. Langabeer was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Greater Houston Healthconnect and has also served on the faculty of The University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston, Boston University and Baylor College of Medicine. Langabeer earned his PhD in decision sciences from the University of Lancaster (England) School of Business, a Doctor of Education in leadership from the University of Houston and an MBA from Baylor University. He is also an Emergency Medical Technician with Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications, a Certified Management Accountant and a Fellow in the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

“In my opinion, the future of biomedical informatics involves how to make sense of the huge mass of clinical data,” said Langabeer. “The focus is now on integrating these disparate systems, synthesizing and analyzing the data for better understanding, and modeling these data for improvements in decision-making processes. We are at a point where the health care community has an overwhelming amount of data. Biomedical informatics needs to help by understanding and delivering on the information that is lacking.”

Contact

James.R.Langabeer@uth.tmc.edu
Phone: 713.500.3925
Fax: 713.500.3929

Staff Support

David Hyden
Phone: 713.500.3632

Education

  • PhD, Operations Research, The University of Lancaster School of Management
  • Doctor of Education, Leadership and Administration, The University of Houston
  • MBA, Information Systems Management, Baylor University

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical systems of care
  • Cardiovascular quality and analytics
  • Health information exchange

Publications

Books & Textbooks:

  1. Langabeer, James R. and Helton, J. (2015). Operations and Technology Management in Healthcare. Forthcoming. Boston, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  2. Langabeer, James R. II (2009).  Performance Improvement in Hospitals and Health Systems.  Chicago: Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS Publishing).  ISBN 9780980069778.
  3. Langabeer, James R. II (2008).  Healthcare Operations Management: A Quantitative Approach to Business and Logistics.  Boston, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett Publishing.  438 pages.  ISBN 0763750514.  Text adopted by over 100 universities worldwide.
  4. Langabeer, James R. & Rose, J. (2003).  Creating Demand Driven Supply Chains: Concepts, Economics, and Strategies for Demand Driven Organizations, 2nd edition.  London England: Spiro Press.  177 pages.  ISBN 1904298400.
  5. Langabeer, James R. & Rose, J. (2001).  Creating Demand Driven Supply Chains: How to Profit from Demand Chain Management, 1st edition.  Oxford, England: Chandos Publishing.  208 pages.  ISBN 1902375955.
  6. Langabeer, James R. and Napiewocki, J. (2000).  Competitive Business Strategy for Teaching Hospitals. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing.  312 pages.  ISBN: 1567203493.Langabeer, James (1994).  The Market Driven Enterprise: Applications for Fleet Management.  New Jersey: NAFA Publishing Incorporated.  116 pages.


Book Chapters:

  1. Organizational Performance Management, Langabeer, J., Mikhail, O., and DelliFraine, J. (2009).  Chapter 2 in Performance Improvement in Hospitals and Health Systems, Langabeer, James R. (ed).  Chicago: HIMSS Publishing
  2. Managing Process Improvement, Langabeer, J., and Delgado, R.  (2009).  Chapter 4 in Performance Improvement in Hospitals and Health Systems, Langabeer, James R. (ed).  Chicago: HIMSS Publishing.
  3. Projects and Change, Delgado, R., and Langabeer, J. (2009).  Chapter 5 in Performance Improvement in Hospitals and Health Systems, Langabeer, James R. (ed).  Chicago: HIMSS Publishing.

 
Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications:

  1. Langabeer J, Fowler R, DelliFraine J, Jollis J, Stuart L, Segrest W, Griffin R, Koenig W, Moyer P, and Henry, T (2013). Emergency Medical Services as a Strategy for Improving STEMI System Treatment Times.  Journal of Emergency Medicine, 46(3), 1-8 (doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2013.08.112)
  2. Seo M, Langabeer J, Begley C, and DelliFraine J (2013).  Barriers and Disparities in EMS 911Calls for Stroke Symptoms in the U.S. Adult Population: 2009 BRFSS Survey.  Forthcoming in Western Journal of Emergency Medicine (doi: 10.5811/westjem.2013.9.18584)
  3. Langabeer J, Henry T, Kereiakes D, DelliFraine J, Emert J, Wang Z, Stuart L, King R, Moyer P, and Jollis J. (2013). Growth in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Capacity Relative to Population and Disease Prevalence. Forthcoming in the Journal of the American Heart Association (doi: 10.1161/JAHA.113.000370).
  4. Langabeer, JR and Champagne, T. (2013). The Evolution of Health Information Exchange. Journal of Healthcare Information Management, 27 (2), 24-30.
  5. DelliFraine, J.L., J.R. Langabeer, W. Segrest, R. Fowler, R. King, P. Moyer, T.D. Henry, W. Koenig, J. Warner, J. Emert, S. Fathiamini, L. Stuart, R. Griffin, M.L. Roettig, and J. Jollis. (2013). Developing a STEMI System of Care in Dallas County. American Heart Journal, 165(6), 926-931.
  6. DelliFraine, J., Wang, M, McCaughey, D, Langabeer, JR, and Erwin, C (2013).  The Use of Six Sigma in Healthcare Management: Are We Using It to Its Full Potential?.  Forthcoming in Quality Management in Health Care, 22(3), 210-223.
  7. Langabeer, J., M Seo, et al. Comparative Effectiveness Analysis of Stroke Center Designations on Patient Outcomes. Stroke. 2012;43:A2667.
  8. Langabeer, J., Delgado, R., Lairson, D., Johnson, N., Gould, L.K., and Sdringola, S. (2012).  Economic Methods in the Century Trial-a Comprehensive Lifestyle Modification Study for Managing Coronary Artery Disease.  Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research, 5 (3), 333-336.
  9. Langabeer, J., Henry, T., Dellifraine, J., Emert, J., King, R., Stuart, L., and Segrest, W. (2012).  Geospatial Analysis of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Hospitals.  Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 59:1804.
  10. DelliFraine, J., Langabeer, J., Gong, A., Williams, J., and Delgado, R. (2012).  A Transition Strategy for Becoming a Baby Friendly Hospital: Exploring the Costs, Benefits, and Challenges.  Forthcoming in Breastfeeding Medicine, 8(2), 170-175 (doi: 10.1089/bfm.2012.0050).
  11. Langabeer, J., J.L. DelliFraine, and D. Alqusairi. (2012). The Influence of Politics on Federal Disaster Declaration Decision Delays.  Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 9 (1), DOI 10.1515/1547-7355.1960.
  12. Cooper, E., Langabeer, J., Alqusairi, D., and Persse, D. (2012).  Impact of Hurricane Ike on the call volumes of Houston Fire Department emergency medical services. American Journal of Disaster Medicine, 7 (2), 137-144.
  13. Langabeer, J. and Yao, E. (2012).  The Impact of CEO Optimism on Hospital Strategic Decision Making.  Health Care Management Review, 37 (4), 310-319.
  14. Helton, J., Langabeer, J., DelliFraine, J., and Hsu, E. (2012).  Do EHR Investments Lead to Lower Staffing Levels?”.  Healthcare Financial Management, 66 (2), 54-60.
  15. Helton, J. and Langabeer, J. (2011).  Longitudinal Changes in Safety Net Hospital Operating Efficiency.  Journal of Healthcare Management, 57 (3), 214-225.
  16. Abbass, I., Helton, J., and Langabeer, J. (2011) Physician Adoption of a Clinical Information System.  International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management, 5 (4), 322-334.
  17. DelliFraine, J., Langabeer, J., Gong, A., Williams, J., and Delgado, R. (2010).  Cost Comparison of Baby Friendly and Non-Baby Friendly Hospitals in the U.S.  Pediatrics, 127(4): e989-e994.
  18. Langabeer, J., DelliFraine, J., and Helton, J. (2010). Mixing Finance and Medicine: The Evolution of Financial Practices in Healthcare.  Strategic Finance, 26-34, December 2010.
  19. Langabeer, J. and DelliFraine, J. (2010).  Incorporating Strategic Management into Public Health Preparedness.  Journal of Emergency Management, 9, (2), 17-27.
  20. Langabeer, J. and DelliFraine, J. (2010).  The Influence of CEO Optimism on Strategic Process.  Management Research Review, 34 (8), 857-868.
  21. Gu, Y., Langabeer, J., and Helton, J. (2010).  Board Composition and Financial Performance in Major Hospitals.  International Journal of Corporate Governance, 2, (1), 21-30.
  22. DelliFraine, J., Langabeer, J., and King, B. (2010).  Perceptions of Quality Improvement Practices in Academic Emergency Medicine: Views from the Chairs of Academic Emergency Departments. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 11 (5), 479-485.
  23. DelliFraine, J., Langabeer, J., and Nembhard, I. (2010).  Assessing the Evidence of Six Sigma and Lean in the Health Care Industry.  Quality Management in Healthcare, 19, (3), 211-225.
  24. Langabeer, J. and Yao, E. (2010).  Multi-disciplinary approaches to change management research in the healthcare industry.  International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management, 4, (3), 187-193.
  25. Langabeer, J. and Worthington, D. (2010).  Operations Research Diffusion in Healthcare Management.  Journal of Health Care Finance, 36, (3), 73-87.
  26. Langabeer, J., DelliFraine, J., Heineke, J., and Abbass, I. (2009).  Implementation of Lean and Six Sigma Quality Initiatives in Hospitals: A Goal Theoretic Perspective.  Operations Management Research, 2, (1), 13-27. 
  27. DelliFraine, J. and Langabeer, J. (2009).  An Institutional Perspective on Quality Initiatives: Evidence Beyond Manufacturing.  International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management, 4, (1), 3-14.
  28. Langabeer, J., Helton, J., and Langabeer, D. (2009).  Financial Simulation Modeling in Clinical Trials.  Journal of Applied Clinical Trials, 18, 10, 46-51.
  29. Delgado, R., and Langabeer, J. (2009).  Strategic Performance Evaluation in Cancer Centers.  Journal of Healthcare Management, 54, (6), 369-382.
  30. Langabeer, J., DelliFraine, J., Tyson, S., Emert, J., and Herbold J. (2009).  Investment, Managerial Capacity, and Bias in Public Health Preparedness.  American Journal of Disaster Medicine, 4, (4), 207-215.
  31. Langabeer, J., DelliFraine, J., Tyson, S., Emert, J., and Herbold, J. (2009).  Assessing Public Health Preparedness in Texas Local Health Departments.  Texas Public Health Journal, 61 (4), 58-63.
  32. Walji, M., Taylor, D., Valenza, J., and Langabeer, J. (2009).  Factors Influencing Implementation of a Dental Electronic Patient Record.  American Dental Association, Journal of Dental Education, 73, (5), 589-600.
  33. Galeener, C. and Langabeer, J. (2009).  Variability in Medicare Reimbursement and Resource Intensity in End of Life Acute Care.  Journal of Health Care Finance, 35, (4), 24-31.
  34. Galterio, L., Helton, J., Langabeer, J., and DelliFraine, J. (2009).  Performance Normalization and Benchmarking in Healthcare: Data Envelopment Analysis.  Journal of Healthcare Information Management, 23, (2). 38-43.
  35. Langabeer, J., Walji, M., Taylor, D., and Valenza, J. (2008).  Economic Outcomes of a Dental Electronic Patient Record.  American Dental Association, Journal of Dental Education, 72, (10), 1189-1200.
  36. Langabeer, J. and Ozcan, Yasar (2008).  The Economics of Cancer Care: Longitudinal Changes in Provider Efficiency.  Health Care Management Science, 12, (2), 192-200.
  37. Saqr, H., Mikhail, O., and Langabeer, J. (2008).  The Financial Impact of the Medicare Prospective Payment System on Long-Term Acute Care.  Journal of Health Care Finance, 35, (1), 58-69.
  38. Langabeer, James (2008).  Hospital Turnaround Strategies.  Hospital Topics, 86, (2), pp. 2-10.
  39. Langabeer, James R. and Galeener, Carol (2008).  Measuring Board Activity in Governance of Not-for-Profit Healthcare (2008).  Texas Public Health Journal, 60, (1), Winter, pp. 22-26.
  40. Langabeer, James R. (2008).  Hospital Revival and the Board.  American Hospital Association, Trustee, 61, (6), pp. 35-40.
  41. Langabeer, James R. (2007).  The Fallacy of Financial Heuristics.  The Journal of Health Care Finance, 34, No. 2, pp. 81-88.
  42. Langabeer, James R., Delgado, Rigo, and Mikhail, Osama.  (2007). Technology Governance Strategies for Maximizing Healthcare Value.  Journal of Healthcare Information Management, 21, No. 4, pp. 19-25.
  43. Langabeer, James R. (2007).  Predicting Financial Distress in Teaching Hospitals.  Journal of Health Care Finance.  Winter 2007, Volume 33, No. 2, pp. 84-92.
  44. Langabeer, Jim R.  (2005). The Evolving Role of Management Systems in Clinical Supply Chains.  Journal of Healthcare Information Management, Spring 2005, Volume 19, No. 2, pp. 27-33.
  45. Langabeer, Jim and Seifert, Dirk (2004).  Supply Chain Value through Mergers and Acquisition.  German Institute for Production Management, The Journal of Supply Chain, Volume 2, No. 1.
  46. Langabeer, James R. (2003).  An Investigation of Post-Merger Supply Chain Performance.  Journal of the Academy of Business and Economics (JABE), 2(1), 19-25.
  47. Langabeer, James R. & Seifert, Dirk (2003).  Supply Chain Integration: The Key to Merger Success.  Supply Chain Management Review, 7, No. 2, pp. 58-64.
  48. Langabeer, James R. & Seifert, Dirk. (2003).  Making Mergers Profitable Executive Outlook, 3, No. 1, pp. 54-61.
  49. Langabeer, Jim R. & Joshi, A.  (2001).   Margin and Performance Improvement: Using Supply Chain Excellence to Improve Competitiveness.  Chemical Management Review, 260, No. 21, pp. 28-31.
  50. Langabeer, James R. & Stoughton, Tim (2001).  Demand Planning and Forecasting in the High Technology Industry.  Journal of Business Forecasting, 20, No. 1, pp. 7-10.
  51. Langabeer, Jim (2001).  Demand Driven Supply Chains in the e-Marketplace.  eStrategy International.  Spring 2001.
  52. Langabeer, James (2000).  Harnessing the Power of Demand Management.  The Journal of the Institute of Logistics and Transport. 2, No. 9, pp.46-51.
  53. Langabeer, Jim R. (2000).  Aligning Demand Management with Corporate Business Strategy, Supply Chain Management Review, 2, No. 4, May/June, pp. 66-75.
  54. Langabeer, James R. (2000).  Is Chemical M&A Improving Profitability?  Assessing the Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on Industry Profitability, Chemical Management Review, 2, No. 2, pp. 32-37.
  55. Langabeer, Jim R. (1999).  Modern Petrochemical Economics: How Mergers and Acquisitions are Reshaping Business Strategy.  Chemical Management Review, 1, No. 1, pp. 8-13.
  56. Langabeer, James (1999).  Exploring the Competitive Intelligence (CI) Value Equation.  Competitive Intelligence Review, 10, No. 3, pp. 27-32.
  57. Langabeer, Jim R. (1998) Achieving a Strategic Focus for Competitive Intelligence.  Competitive Intelligence Review, 9, No. 1.  pp. 55-59.
  58. Langabeer, James R. (1998).  Competitive Strategy in Turbulent Healthcare Markets: An Analysis of Financially Effective Teaching Hospitals.  Journal of Healthcare Management. 43, No. 6, 512-526.
  59. Langabeer, James (1996).  Competing on Price: The Economics of Managed Competition.  Academic Medicine, 71, No. 11.  pp. 1244-1247.  (1996).
  60. Langabeer, James (1996).  The Role of Economic Markets in Reforming Public Education.  Journal of School Business Management, 8, No. 2, pp. 51-58.
  61. Langabeer, James R. and Emert, J. (2010).  A Partnership to Measure Local Public Health Preparedness in Texas.  Preparedness Brief, 49, (1), Feb 2010.  (National Association of County and City Health Officials).
  62. Langabeer, James R. (2008).  The Impact and Future of Healthcare in Houston.  Houston Strategic Forum News, February 2008.
  63. Langabeer, Jim R. (2007).  Improving Negotiation Outcomes in Healthcare Value Analysis.  American Hospital Association’s Supply Chain Strategies and Solutions, September/October issue.
  64. Langabeer, Jim (2007).  Calculating the Business Value of Information Technology.  Healthcare IT News, March 2007, 4, No. 3, pp. 31-32.
  65. Langabeer, Jim (2001).  Why the Supply Chain is Past its Sell-By Date.  Financial Times (London), IT Section, Dec 5.

 
Published Proceedings & Technical Reports:

  1. DelliFraine, J., Langabeer, J., Helton, J., Dotson, E., and Love, K. (2014). A Business Planning Model to Identify New Safety Net Clinic Locations. Copenhagen Business School (Denmark): Organisational Behaviour 2014 Annual Conference in Healthcare.
  2. Langabeer, J. and DelliFraine, J. (2011).  Best Practice Recommendations: Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Prevention Case Study.  Analyses of American Heart Association Stroke award recognition program in Texas.  Contract/Project 2011-036353. 
  3. Langabeer, J., Dotson, E., Tyson, S., and DelliFraine, J. (2011).  Assessing Preparedness of Texas Department of State Health Services Regions and Improving State-Local Coordination.  Technical Report submitted to State of Texas for grant/contract CO-14.
  4. Langabeer, J., J.L. DelliFraine, E. Dotson, S. Tyson*. (2011). Improving Teamwork in Public Health Preparedness at the Local, Regional and State Levels Through Quality Improvement Training. Report submitted to the Texas Department of State Health Services for grant CO-13.
  5. Langabeer, J., Emert., J., DelliFraine, J., Tyson, S., and Dotson, E., Examining the Alternatives to Per-Capita Preparedness Funding. Technical Report submitted to State of Texas for contract/grant CO-12.
  6. Alice K Gong, Janet F Williams, Sara L Gill, Rigoberto Delgado, Jim Langabeer, and Jami DelliFraine (2010).  The economic costs of becoming a Baby Friendly Hospital.  Abstract in Pediatric Academic Society Proceedings, May 2010.
  7. Begley, C., Fouladi, N., Helton, J., Langabeer, J., and Rowan, P. (2010).  Review of Houston Healthcare Safety Net Progress and Challenges, Year 1 report.  Research conducted for Houston Endowment’s Health of Houston project.
  8. Langabeer, James R., Herbold, J., Emert, J., and Calcote, J. (2010).  Hospital Preparedness Rapid Assessment.  Qualitative analysis and report for the South Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC).
  9. Langabeer, J. and Helton, J. (2010).  Development of a Model for Sustainable Safety Net Clinics in Harris County.  Report commissioned by the Harris County Healthcare Alliance.
  10. Langabeer, J., DelliFraine, J., and Helton, J. (2009).  The State of Accounting and Finance in the Healthcare Industry.  Report commissioned by the Institute of Management Accounting, Foundation for Applied Research, October 2009.
  11. Delgado, R., Langabeer, J., and DelliFraine, J. (2009).  Economic Cost Analysis of Becoming Baby Friendly.  Report prepared for the State of Texas, DSHS and the Department of Pediatrics at UT Health Science Center San Antonio.  August 28, 2009.
  12. Begley, C., Fouladi, N., Helton, J., Langabeer, J., Rowan, P., and Courtney, P. Harris County Health Care Safety Net: Where We Stand.  Unpublished grant-funded white paper presented to the Houston Endowment, December 2009.
  13. Langabeer, J., DelliFraine, J., Tyson, S., Emert, J., and Herbold J. (2009).  Project Findings: LHD Readiness Assessment.  Report delivered to the Centers for Disease Control and the Texas Association of Local Health Officials.  Presented in Austin, Texas on August 12, 2009.
  14. Langabeer, James R. (2008).  Decision Making in Non-Profit Organizations During Times of Turnaround.  Decision Sciences Proceedings, Decision Sciences Institute, Southwest Annual Conference.
  15. Langabeer, J., DelliFraine, J., Tyson, S., Emert, J., and Herbold J.  (2008).  Assessment of Public Health Preparedness at the Local Level.  Report prepared for the board of directors of the Texas Association of Local Health Officials.  October 2008.
  16. Langabeer, J. and Ruiz, R. (2009).  Cost Analysis of tPA + Argatroban Treatment: Monte Carlo Simulation Model of Economic Outcomes.  Report prepared for the Chair of Neurology, Hermann Hospital/UT Medical School  July 28, 2009.
  17. Ganguly, Auroop & Langabeer, Jim (2004).  Multidimensional Predictive Analytics for Managing Promotions and Product Portfolios.  Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences, INFORMS Proceedings, Denver, Colorado.
  18. Guerrero, Rudy and Langabeer, J (1995). Re-engineering the Planning and Budgeting Process.  Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, HIMSS Proceedings, 4, pp. 461-473.