Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

Industrial Engineer’s monthly column about health systems (September 2014) 

A perfect call to action

In the August issue of Industrial Engineer, Ricardo Valerdi’s Systems Engineering column discussed the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) May 2014 report on healthcare. The report, titled "Better Health Care and Lower Costs: Accelerating Improvement through Systems Engineering,” asserted that "Health-care costs now approach a fifth of the economy, and careful reviews suggest that a significant portion of those costs does not lead to better health or better care."

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