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2014 Media Stories

HSyE Awarded 5-year $125M Contract from Veterans Health Administration to Develop Systems Engineering Solutions

November 26th, 2014


HSyE has been awarded a 5-year $125 million multiple task order contract from the Veterans Health Administration to develop systems engineering solutions and provide workforce development across the national VA healthcare system. Professor James Benneyan, PhD, HSyE director, will lead the award as principal investigator and senior scientist.

Boston hosts National Science Foundation Inter-Disciplinary Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT) Fall Research Meeting
October 20th, 2014


CHOT held its annual fall meeting last week on October 16-17 at the Verizon Innovation Center in Waltham, MA. The two-day meeting brought together over 4 dozen academic researchers, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and healthcare organizations to review the status of ongoing research and identify new areas for joint collaboration.

HSyE Director James Benneyan appointed to Institute of Medicine Committee to Address Improving Access to U.S. Healthcare Systems

October 17th, 2014

Dr. James Benneyan, executive director and senior scientist of Northeastern University's Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute, has been appointed to an Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee to address systemic excessive access and scheduling delays across the VA and U.S. healthcare systems.

Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northeastern University Receive $4M Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Center

September 29th, 2014

AHRQ has funded a collaboration between the Center for Patient Safety, Research, and Practice at Brigham and Women's Hospital and HSyE to establish a patient safety center focused on integrating healthcare safety, information technology, systems engineering, and human factors expertise.

Northeastern, UMass Boston, and Tufts Medical Center Receive $3.9M NIH R01 Grant to Improve Earlier Detection and Treatment of Child Autism

September 15th, 2014

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has awarded an R01 grant to a collaboration between the University of Massachusetts, Tufts Medical Center, and Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute at Northeastern University to improve the timeliness and equity of early identification and access to effective treatment of children with autism.

HSyE 2014 Summer Internship Program Graduates 26 Students

September 1st, 2014

For its 2014 Summer Internship Program, Northeastern University's Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute accepted 26 students from a pool of 250 applicants, with backgrounds ranging from industrial and bioengineering to pre-med, public health, and health policy. Students from top universities across the U.S. and abroad participated in the 12-week experiential cohort program, working with health systems in Boston, Seattle, and beyond.

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HSyE Research Associate Salah Haridy Receives 2014 American Society for Quality's Richard A. Freund International Scholarship

August 20th, 2014

ASQ has awarded its Richard A. Freund International Scholarship to Salah Haridy, a research associate at Northeastern University in Boston, and a doctoral student at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Haridy, of Egypt, was awarded the $5,000 scholarship, which supports a quality professional's graduate studies.

New Model Guides Use of Video-Based Psychotherapy to Veterans in Remote Areas

March 1st, 2014

The study group was comprised of Veterans with PTSD in six New England states. Using data on projected care needs for Veterans across New England, the researchers developed a service location systems engineering model to help determine where to best locate and use in-person and video-based care. 

Gordon Fellow Rachel Miller and HSyE Student Serpil Mutlu Win 2014 IIE Graduate Student Healthcare Paper Competition

February 1st, 2014


Gordon Fellow Rachel Miller along with HSyE PhD student Serpil Mutlu have won the 2014 Institute of Industrial Engineers graduate student healthcare paper competition, sponsored by IIE's Society for Health Systems, for their paper "Optimizing Resident Based Teamlet Schedules to Improve Continuity in Primary Care".

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