2010 Media Stories
INFORMS Research Finalist for TBI Care Optimization
November 10th, 2010
VERC center Ph.D. candidate Hande Musdal was a finalist for the best INFORMS research poster: "Systems Engineering Models for the Silent Injuries of Modern Military Conflicts"
Study Examines How Much Better Hospitals and Doctors Would Work If They Ran Like Airlines
September 21st, 2010
The National Science Foundation/U.S. News & World Report ask the question: "Airlines protect themselves from passenger 'no-shows' by overbooking. Could the same approach - overbooking patients - work in a doctor's office or hospital?
Reducing Health Care Costs, Improving Care
September 20th, 2010
"Health care is the biggest sector of our economy and is riddled with problems," said James Benneyan, professor of industrial engineering and operations research in Northeastern's College of Engineering. "We are trying to do in health care what others have done in aviation, manufacturing, and other industries."
Systems Engineering for Better Healthcare
September 13th, 2010
Thirty percent of all healthcare costs are due to poor quality, $9 billion in costs and 98,000 deaths are caused by medical error, and only 55% of patients are shown to receive the best care. The U.S. healthcare system ranks last or close to last among developed nations in every dimension - safety, access, efficiency, effectiveness, equity, and patient-centeredness.
Wonkbook: Berwick to CMS; DOJ Files Against Arizona; EPA Moves
July 7th, 2010
As an issue, quality - as compared to cost and access - is quite young, and Berwick is frequently credited with securing its place in the discussion, and saving many lives in the process.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: How the Performance of the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally
June 23rd, 2010
The U.S. health system is the most expensive in the world, but comparative analyses consistently show the United States underperforms relative to other countries on most dimensions of performance.
New Members Join CHOT
May 15th, 2010
The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded funding to Northeastern University in Boston to become a partner university in the Center for Health Organization Transformation with the Texas A&M Health Science Center and Georgia Tech University.
Imagine if Health Care Operated Like a Well-Oiled Machine
February 18th, 2010
We're putting together an expert team of engineers and hospital administrators to improve health care. Given Northeastern's strength in interdisciplinary research, it's a combination that makes perfect sense to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.