You've been waiting in the ER for over an hour, completing yet another patient history form. The same form you filled out during your last three visits to the doctor. However, the ER doesn't have access to your doctor's records. Hours later, when you finally receive treatment, your doctor will have an extensive selection of world-class diagnostic equipment, tools and devices at their disposal.
Systems engineers, working with colleagues across the field of healthcare, are helping to refine this process and strive for a more compassionate bottom line. Optimization tools that were forged through the well-documented streamlining of industries such as airlines, manufacturing, and shipping are positioned to transform the provision of healthcare.