Healthcare Systems Engineering: Tools to Untangle Complexity and Mitigate Risks
Wednesday, March 15, 2012
Past attempts to improve the delivery of healthcare and mitigate the risks associated with the use of medications have been thwarted by the sheer complexity of the healthcare system. Ad hoc planning and intuitive approaches to risk assessment cannot produce programs that effectively manage safe use of medications. Systems engineering is the proven discipline of measuring, modeling, and managing process improvements in large complex systems. Lehigh University is pioneering the application of systems engineering to the challenging needs of healthcare. Healthcare Systems Engineering provides pharmaceutical industry professionals standardized tools and methods to develop and evaluate programs that improve safe use of medications.
"Designing Tomorrow's Healthcare Systems"
Friday, October 26th, and November 30th, 2012
The HSE webinar "Designing Tomorrow's Healthcare Systems" provided individuals with the opportunity to learn about the new innovative master's program. Prospective students received an informative overview of the program and were given the oppourtunity to connect both with the program's director, Professor Hisham Abu-Nabaa, as well as core faculty and current students.
DEVELOPING AN INNOVATIVE ACADEMIC/INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Lehigh University is developing an industry partnership around its groundbreaking Master's degree in Healthcare Systems Engineering. Individuals had the opportunity to learn more about the program, meet its director and better understand how its involvement could pay company dividends and help develop tomorrow's leaders in the field. During the Webinar, the program's new director, Mr. Hisham Abu-Nabaa, described the program and explained how health care organizations derive value through student research interaction and other manners of collaboration.
INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYMPOSIUM
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The delivery of affordable, effective healthcare is as prominent as it has ever been on the national stage. Beyond the politics, however, lies a simple truth: solutions for this complex challenge require an integrated approach that draws from the medical and provider community and associated insurance and regulatory organizations, as well as experts from the realms of business and economics, information technology, and systems engineering. This workshop explored the state of the art in this field, future research directions and challenges, and mechanisms for interdisciplinary cooperation.
ANNUAL CHAMBER HEALTHCARE SUMMIT
Friday, October 21, 2011
Hisham Nabaa participated on the Reforming the Healthcare Delivery System Panel Discussion during the Annual Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Summit. He shared his views on how and why the healthcare delivery system became broken, and a path toward fixing it. Hisham shared the panel with Rick Anderson, CEO, St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network and Ronald Swinfard, MD, CEO of Lehigh Valley Hospital Network.
LEHIGH HOME CLUB AND ISE TOWN HALL MEETING ON HEALTHCARE – "AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO HEALTHCARE: BUILDING A BETTER DELIVERY SYSTEM"
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 • HSE Town Hall Panel
The need for professionals in the healthcare field is strong and growing due to the aging population and national crisis of rapidly increasing healthcare costs. The Healthcare Systems Engineering (HSE) Town Hall Meeting co-sponsored by the Lehigh Home Club and ISE (Industrial Systems Engineering) Department will discuss the challenges in the field and how the newly established HSE master's degree program can help solve these problems. A panel of professionals in the healthcare industry will be discussing their thoughts on the field and answering questions.