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Vincent Omachonu

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Vincent Omachonu

Professor | College of Engineering | Industrial Engineering Department
Work Phone: (305) 284-2372


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Research Interests

Facilities Planning, Statistical Quality Control, Health Care Quality Control, Service Sector Quality

HIGHER EDUCATION

    • New York University Polytechnic, Brooklyn, New York, Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering. (1988)
    • Columbia University, New York, New York, M.S. in Operations Research. (1984)
    • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, M.S. in Industrial Engineering. (1980)
    • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, B.S. in Industrial Engineering. (1978)

EXPERIENCE

    • University of Miami, Professor. Department of Industrial Engineering (2015 - Present)
    • University of Miami, Associate Professor. Department of Industrial Engineering (1995 - 2015)
    • University of Miami, Assistant Professor. Department of Industrial Engineering (1988 - 1994)
    • University of Miami, Instructor. Department of Industrial Engineering (1986 - 1988)
    • Polytechnic University of New York, Instructor. Department of Industrial Engineering and Management (1984 - 1986)
    • Columbia University, Graduate Research Assistant. Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (1981 - 1982)
    • University of Minnesota, Teaching Assistant. Department of Industrial Engineering (1980 - 1981)
    • University of Miami, Teaching Assistant. Department of Industrial Engineering (1979 - 1980)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Juried or Refereed Journal Articles or Exhibitions

    • Guerard, B., Rahurkar, S., Omachonu, V. K., Harvey, R., Sen, B. (2016).Nurse Practitioners in Physician Practices: Implications for Member Satisfaction. Hospital and Medical Management, 1.
    • Othman, A. M., Omachonu, V. K., Asfour, S. S. (2015).Identification and Analysis of Quality Gaps for Online Service Retailers. International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy (in press).
    • Guerard, B., Omachonu, V. K., Perez, B., Sen, B. (2015).Improvement in Oral Diabetes Medication Adherence after a Comprehensive Wellness Assessment in a Dual Eligible Population. Population Health Management (in press).
    • Guerard, B., Omachonu, V. K., Harvey, R., Hernandez, R., Sen, B. (2015).The influence of respondent characteristics on the validity of self-reported survey responses.. Health Services Research, (in press).
    • Fischgrund, J., Omachonu, V. K. (2014).Quality in Construction: Identifying the Gaps. International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (in press), 3(2).
    • Omachonu, V. K., Gitlow, H. (2013).Improving the Efficiency of an Emergency Department. International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy, 4(4), 18-35.
    • Omachonu, V. K., Shatlock, K. (2012).Implementation of Electronic Health Record System at a Community Health Care Organization. International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy, 3, 27-39.
    • Bell, M., Omachonu, V. K. (2011).Quality System Implementation Process for Business Success. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 28, nos. 6 and 7, 723-734.
    • Omachonu, V. K., Einspruch, N. G. (2010).Health Care Delivery Innovation: A Conceptual Framework. The Innovation Journal, 15(1).
    • Omachonu, V. K., Einspruch, N. G. (2010).Innovation: Implications for Goods and Services. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management,, 7, No. 2, 1‰ÛÒ18.
    • Omachonu, V. K., Johnson, W. C., Onyeaso, G. (2008).An empirical test of the drivers of overall customer satisfaction: evidence from multivariate Granger causality. Journal of Services Marketing, Vol. 22, No. 6,.
    • Suthumannon, S., Omachonu, V. K. (2008).Cost minimization models: applications in a teaching hospital. The European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 186, no. 3,, 1175-1183.
    • Omachonu, V. K., Einspruch, N. G. (2007).Systems Engineering in the Healthcare Service Industry. International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, Vol. 8, Nos 1 / 2, 161-172.
    • Suthumannon, S., Omachonu, V. K., Akcin, M. (2005).Applying Activity-Based Costing (ABC) to the Nuclear Medicine Unit. Journal of Health Services Mgt. Research, 18, 141-150.
    • Omachonu, V. K., Barach, P. (2005).Quality Function Deployment (QFD) a Managed Care Organization. Quality Progress, ASQ Journal, 38, No. 11.
    • Omachonu, V. K., Suthumannon, S., Akcin, M. (2004).DRG-Based Per Diem Cost Minimization Models: Applications in a Hospital Environment. Journal of Healthcare Management Science, Vol. 7, No. 3.
    • Omachonu, V. K., Suthumannon, S., Akcin, M., Asfour, S. (2004).Predicting Length of Stay for Medicare Patients at a Teaching Hospital. Health Services Mgt. Research, Vol. 17.
    • Suthumannon, S., Omachonu, V. K. (2004).The Relationship Between Quality and Cost of Quality for a Manufacturing Company. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 21, No. 3.
    • Zavala, S., French, M., Zarkin, G., Omachonu, V. K. (2002).Decision Latitude and Workload Demand: Implications for Full and Partial Absenteeism. Journal of Public Health Policy, Vol.23, no. 3, 344-361.
    • Einspruch, E., Omachonu, V. K., Einspruch, N. G. (1996).Quality Function Deployment (QFD): Application to Rehabilitation Services. International journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, MCB University Press, Vol. 9, Number 3.
    • Pallin, A., Omachonu, V. K., Prashad, S. (1995).Patient Discharge/Transfer: A TQM Case Study. Journal of Quality Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 2.
    • Johnson, J., Omachonu, V. K. (1995).Total Quality Management As a Health Care Corporate Strategy. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, MCB University Press, Vol. 8, Number 6.
    • Omachonu, V. K., Einspruch, N. G. (1994).Quality Issues in Undergraduate Engineering Education. International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 1, 15-25.
    • Omachonu, V. K., Johnson, J. (1993).Total Quality Management in the HMO Environment. Hospital Topics, Vol. 71, No. 4.
    • Knitowski, A., Omachonu, V. K. (1992).A Survey Analysis Using Machine Performance Center Model. Journal of Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, Vol. 4, No. 4, 387- 397.
    • Florentin, H. E., Omachonu, V. K. (1991).Machine Center Productivity Measurement Under Conditions of Discrete Production. International Journal of Technology Management, Vol. 6, Nos. 1/2.
    • Omachonu, V. K., Sorrentino, E., Worley, E. (1991).Management Implications of DRGs in Hospitals. Journal Health and Human Resources Administration, Vol. 13, No. 3.
    • Omachonu, V. K., Nanda, R. (1991).Model-Based Hospital Productivity Information Management. Journal of Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 20, No. 3, 323-333.
    • Wolf, G., Gabriel, V. H., Omachonu, V. K. (1991).Using Simulation to Project Nursing Unit Staffing Levels. Journal of Nursing Management, Vol. 23, No. 5.
    • Omachonu, V. K., Davis, E. M., Solo, P. A. (1990).Productivity Measurement in Contract-Oriented Service Organizations. International Journal of Technology Management, Vol. 5, No. 6.
    • Omachonu, V. K. (1990).Quality of Care and the Patient: New Criteria for Evaluation. Health Care Management Review, Vol.15, No.4.
    • Omachonu, V. K., Nanda, R. (1989).Measuring Productivity: Outcome vs. Output. Nursing Management, Vol. 20, No. 4.
    • Sumanth, D. J., Omachonu, V. K., Beruvides, M. (1989).State-of-the-Art Research on White Collar/Knowledge Worker Productivity. International Journal of Technology Management, Vol. 5, No. 3.
  • Refereed Books

    • Taveras-Ponce, M., Omachonu, V. K. (Eds.) Access to Health Care and Patient Safety. Scholars' Press.
    • Omachonu, V. K., Ross, J. (Eds.) Principles of Total Quality. Taylor & Francis.
    • Omachonu, V. K. (Ed.) Healthcare Performance Improvement. Industrial Engineering & Management Press.
    • Omachonu, V. K. (Ed.) Total Quality and Productivity Management in Healthcare Organizations. Engineering and Management Press, (IIE), Norcross, GA. and Quality Press, American Society for Quality Control (ASQC), Milwaukee, WI..

    Book Chapters

    • Omachonu, V. K., Suthumannon, S., Ullmann, S. (2004). A Predictive Model for Length of Stay for Medicare Patients Using Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Data. (pp. ). 10th Commemorative International Conference on Productivity & Quality Research, (refereed publication in a book, D.J. Sumanth, Editor.), February 16-19..
    • Omachonu, V. K. (1998). Health Administration Program Course Outline. (pp. ). Published in Handbook 8 of Health Administration Policy, Edited by Kirkpatrick, New York, NY: Marcel Dekker,.
    • Asfour, S. S., Omachonu, V. K., Moty, A., Diaz, E. (1990). Displays and Controls. (pp. ). Published in Workspace, Equipment and Tool Design. Elsevier Science Publishers: Editors: W. Karwowski and A. Mital, (An invited contribution), Elsevier Publishers, Amsterdam,.
    • Beruvides, M., Omachonu, V. K., Sumanth, D. J. (1989). A Conceptual Framework of Work: The Measurement of White Collar/Knowledge Work Productivity. (pp. ). Productivity Management Frontiers II, published by Inderscience Enterprises, Ltd., Editors: Sumanth, D.J., et al., Switzerland.
    • Omachonu, V. K., Nanda, R. (1989). Measuring Hospital Nursing Unit Productivity Under the New Reimbursement System. (pp. ). Productivity Management Frontiers II, published by Inderscience Enterprises, Ltd., Editors: Sumanth, D.J., et al., Switzerland,.
    • Omachonu, V. K. (1989). Technology Management in Hospitals. (pp. ). Technology Management II, Published by Inderscience Enterprises, Ltd., Khalil et al., Editors.
    • Omachonu, V. K., Khalil, T. (1988). Conceptual And Policy Framework for the Management of Technology in Developing Economies. (pp. ). Technology Management. I, Published by Inderscience Enterprises, Ltd., Khalil et al., Editors.
    • Omachonu, V. K., Nanda, R. (1988). Hospital Information and Technology Management Under the Prospective Pricing System. (pp. ). System,"Technology Management. 1. Published by Inderscience Enterprises, Ltd., Khalil et al., Editors, pg. 515,.
    • Khalil, T., Asfour, S., Marchette, B., Omachonu, V. K. (1987). Lower Back Injuries in Nursing: A Biomechanical Analysis and Case Study," In Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors IV, S.S. Asfour, Editor. (pp. ). Elsevier Science Publishers.