Georgia’s Navicent Health EMS managed to cut response time and stabilize staff levels by deploying a black belt project for continuous improvement.
In this new training course, learn the critical aspects of designing and executing a comprehensive labor management program for your health facility at your own pace.
Applying CI Principles to Reduce Preventable
In this April 20 webinar, Brian J. Galli of Old Dominion University shares how lean Six Sigma can be used to establish a seamless care transition to a home-based setting.
In her March
column, Amanda Mewborn considers how wearable technologies could be integrated into the healthcare system to provide better, more thorough care.
What Does It Mean to Have a "Lean Management System"?Nate Hurle from the Cleveland Clinic writes about their visit to Intermountain Health to learn about their Lean Management System, what they mean by a "management method," and the difference between "management by objectives" and a lean style of leadership. Read the article here.
Dean Athanassiades has worked for Philips HealthTech and its predecessor
companies for many years gaining experience in organizational improvement,
change leadership, operations, project management, technical consulting, client
support, and sales. He has worked in healthcare for about 25 years. Dean
has been a member of SHS since the early 1990s. He has served on the SHS Board
of Directors, and held various positions as Annual Conference chair, conference track chair, conference session moderator, conference paper reviewer, conference speaker, and diplomate. His varied experience in SHS will bring great leadership to the board.
Laura Silvoy is a healthcare systems engineer at Array Advisors in
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. Typically, she spends her time facilitating
improvement events, documenting the results and assisting with
implementation. Laura believes that industrial engineering is the key to
the success of healthcare in the United States and thinks that SHS members should stand out as
the experts leading the integration of engineers into healthcare. Laura will
bring a great perspective of the young professional to the SHS Board of Directors.
Tarun Mohan Lal is a principal, Outpatient Practice Redesign and
Advanced Analytics in Practice Operations at Mayo Clinic. In this role, Tarun
is responsible for establishing a team of process improvement engineers and
data scientists to solve a broad range of strategic, tactical and operational
business problems like care team redesign, access management within the
outpatient clinic practices. Tarun has been very involved in IISE and SHS as
the regional vice president for the North Central Region Operations Board of IISE and
the 2015 HSPI Conference chair.
Please join us in sharing our congratulations and
appreciation to Dean, Laura, and Tarun. SHS leadership is thrilled at
these results and looks forward to continue to develop innovative ways to
meet the needs our members.
The Society of Health Systems would like to thank all of our attendees, exhibitors and sponsors for another great Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference! We hope you enjoyed the conference and are returning to work refreshed and energized with new ideas you can immediately put into practice. We hope to see you again February 21-23, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta.
If you were not able to attend this year (or even if you did and want to see the sessions you missed), please take some time to review the content our wonderful presenters have shared at the conference here.
Click here for the competition winners.
Revisit some of the tweets from the conference last week! Thank you to our wonderful #SHS2017 Social Media Ambassadors for sharing their experiences and learning this year!1. Charles Webster@wareFLO2. Mark Graban@MarkGraban3. Tarun Lal@TarunMl4. Lauren Cooper@lhess9165. Bianca Garcia@BGarcia0036. Mary Ellen Skeens@maryellenskeens7. Amanda Mewborn@amandame11018. Laura Silvoy@LauraSilvoy9. Jim Rawson @Jim_Rawson_MD10.Isaac Mitchell @IsaacMitchellTwitter #SHS2017
Dear Colleagues:The Society for Health Systems of the Institute of Industrial Systems Engineers
(IISE) is sponsoring the Healthcare Systems Track at the 2017 IISE Annual
Conference and Expo. The conference is a forum for exchanging knowledge and
discoveries in the industrial and systems engineering research and practitioner
The 2017 IISE Annual Conference and Expo will be one conference.
There are no longer separate ISERC and Applied Solutions sessions. This
exciting change will bring researchers and practitioners together to share the
latest advances in our fields.
Healthcare systems track gathers academicians and seasoned industry
practitioners to present cutting edge research and proven solutions for
applying industrial and systems engineering principles within healthcare
systems including operations management, informatics, social technical system,
and decision modeling. Click here to learn more
Call for Paper: Special Issue for Health Informatics, IIE
Transactions on Healthcare Systems EngineeringHealth informatics is a multidisciplinary field that uses
health information technology to improve healthcare on its effectiveness,
efficiency, timeliness, safety and quality. Health informatics bridges
information technology, computer science, statistics, data analytics,
management science, systems engineering, social science and other fields to
improve the healthcare workflow, enable better clinical processes, support
decision making, identify patients risk, and provide information to enhance patient
safety and quality.
Prospective authors are encouraged to submit their completed
or ongoing original work related to the health informatics field in this
special issue. Click here for topics.
IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering – A Forum to Bridge
Research and Healthcare PracticesIIE Transactions on
Healthcare Systems Engineering is an official journal of the Institute of
Industrial and Systems Engineers. Our journal publishes research motivated by
the challenging problems related to healthcare systems. It aims to foster the
healthcare systems community by bringing research papers that have a strong
methodological focus and direct applicability to healthcare systems to the
audience. Currently, we publish papers in one of four categories: Healthcare
Operations Management, Healthcare Informatics, Medical Decision Making and
Socio-Technical Systems Analysis. Read more.
.President-Elect: Tim McGlothlinSenior Vice President, Publications: Candi YanoSenior Vice President, Technical Operations: Amanda MewbornVice Presidents, Technical Operations: Tina Agustiady, John Jackman, and Rajiv SaxenaRegional Vice President, Canada: Howard HuangRegional Vice President, Great Lakes: Jared FredericiRegional Vice President, Mid-Atlantic: Thomas Sciotto
The Society for Health Systems is seeking two student members to join the Education Committee.The Education Committee's focus is on promoting, highlighting, and educating members on the vital role of industrial and systems engineers in healthcare.
We do this through understanding our member's needs and seeking industry leaders to share their knowledge with our membership network of students, young professionals, mid-careerist, and experienced professionals.
Committee members meet online monthly to plan and deliver these educational offerings including webinars, podcasts, conference sessions and regional networking events.
If you would like to get involved in shaping your profession, networking with experienced professionals, and building your resume please contact Education Committee Chair Jarvis Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest to join the SHS Education Committee.
Professional Members, do you want to get involved with SHS? Join a committee!
Are you interested in joining a SHS committee? Looking to expand your network and volunteer experience? The committees have set their goals for the year and are looking for help achieving them. SHS is a member-led organization. We look forward to working with you!
If you are interested, please reach out to the committee via the emails below, even if you're just curious about how you can fit in to the SHS organization!
March issue of the SHS Newsletter
covers the latest society news including the HSPI 2017 Conference and tweets from #SHS2017, ELSS 2017 abstracts and much more.
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