Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

Industrial Engineer's monthly column about health systems (January 2016) 

Parallel worlds

The 2015 IIE Engineering Lean and Six Sigma Conference in Atlanta held a number of major highlights for me. Besides winning an award for my poster about reducing hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infections, seeing colleagues Jennifer Lingenfelter and Michael O'Toole talk about a program they developed to train industrial engineering principles in healthcare and watching a fun keynote session from one of my mentors, Piedmont Healthcare's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Leigh Hamby, I took a facility tour of a UPS hub.

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