Listen to IISE's brand new podcast

The first three episodes are available for download on the "Problem Solved" website or your favorite source for podcasts. New episodes are coming soon!

Fascinating reads with ISEs front and center


ISE magazine's "What's Your Story?" features ISEs like you on the move and making a difference. Check out page 66 each month for who's doing what to advance the ISE field.

Healthcare systems professionals head to Savannah in 2020

See you next year at #HSPI2020 Feb. 26-28 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah on the waterfront.

The transformational healthcare leader of tomorrow

Transformational changes and new strategies are needed to help the health industry meet its many challenges. Read the cover story from February's ISE magazine.

Healthcare Labor Management Online On-Demand

In this training course, learn the critical aspects of designing and executing a comprehensive labor management program for your health facility at your own pace.

April Updates FROM THE SHS President's desk

A Message from the President - Isaac B. Mitchell

Greetings SHS Members,

First off, it is my honor to serve as your President for the Society for Health Systems over the next year. I look forward to hearing from you and working with the board to deliver value to our members while advancing our professional practice.  

Each month I will provide a quick presidential update along with announcing upcoming events. This was previously communicated in a monthly email newsletter but will now transition to IISE Connect. If you would like these communications to go directly to your email, you can make that adjustment by visiting the Society for Health Systems (SHS) Community page in IISE Connect, selecting settings, and adjusting email notifications to real-time or daily digest.

During our annual board meeting at HSPI2019, the board focused on strategic planning for the 2019-2020 year. Our focus was on how to better deliver value to our members. We identified four core groups or communities of practice that make up our membership: Students, Early Career & Young Professionals, Experience Professionals and Academics. Each one of these communities of practice will be supported by our four committees: Communication, Conference Committee, Education and Awards. We will be using process behavior charts to monitor both leading and lagging metrics to ensure we are reacting or just as importantly NOT reacting to movement in the data. Communities of Practice and Committees will development predictive leading metrics to move our results-oriented lagging metric of membership numbers. I look forward to sharing updates on our progress.

Below are a few upcoming events and important dates:

  • Mark your calendars for Feb. 26-28, 2020, when the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference heads to the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Georgia.
  • HSPI2020 conference abstract submissions open on April 16, 2019, and close on Aug. 15, 2019.
  • Check out these upcoming webinars.

In addition to these monthly updates, I set up a special community discussion called Ask the Board. If you have any questions, comments, or discussion points for the board, please post them in this thread.


Isaac B. Mitchell
SHS President 2019-2020

IISE Connect

IISE Connect allows IISE and SHS members to easily interact and communicate online, empowering you to have better access to your member benefits.

Newsletters are now available in one spot to allow you easy access and frequent reference. Newsletters will be placed in the SHS connect community, click here to view the community page.

Follow this How-To Guide and log in to the SHS Member Community page on IISE Connect to view the latest member discussions and contribute your thoughts.

Current discussions include:

  • Value Stream Mapping Tools: Neal Moriconi has asked the community for insight on VSM tools outside of Visio.
  • Feedback on SHS Impact in Your Career: The Young Professionals committee is collecting member thoughts on how SHS has impacted your career and why it is important to remain active in the society.
  • Growing your Fixed Mindset to Achieve Success: Aaron Kanne recently read the book Mindset by Carol Dweck and has some thoughts on how the fixed vs. growth mindset concepts can be applied to the industrial engineering profession.


Are you interested in getting involved with SHS but are not sure how? We have multiple opportunities for involvement starting with our eight committees and our monthly newsletter. We are very excited with what we have in store for this year, but for SHS to be successful we need your help! Below are the committees and if you are interested in helping a committee or have a question please send a note to Elizabeth Gentry at

Click here to learn more about SHS committees.

IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering – A forum to bridge research and healthcare practices

IISE 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