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HSyE receives 5th center with Harvard School of Public Health and Boston health systems to create $4M AHRQ Patient Safety Learning Laboratory

December 10th, 2015


Northeastern University's Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute (HSyE) in partnership with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has received its 5th federally-awarded research center in the past 5 years.

HSyE Student Kyle Cunningham Wins INFORMS Operations Research Paper Competition

November 9th, 2015


Kyle Cunningham, currently pursuing an MS in operations research at Northeastern University, won a paper competition for his work on "Alleviating competitive imbalances in NFL schedules: an integer-programming approach". 

HSyE featured in the November Cover Story of PRISM magazine

November 16th, 2015

Industrial systems engineering steps into healthcare to improve quality, cut costs, and save lives.

HSyE expands initiative to improve Veterans healthcare with additional $2M for PTSD, patient safety, and infrastructure research

November 11th, 2015

Continuing it's ongoing partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Northeastern University's Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute (HSyE) has received 3 new awards totaling roughly $2 million to improve access, safety, and treatment of U.S. veterans.

HSyE graduates 2015 summer interns from 21 states from its 7th annual healthcare systems engineering internship program

September 21st, 2015

The Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute at Northeastern University graduated its seventh class of students in late August from its healthcare systems engineering internship program, a STEM area of critical national need. 

HSyE receives three awards totally $1.7M to assist VA implement Toyota Production System "lean" systems engineering methods

May 28th, 2015

The Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute (HSyE) at Northeastern University has received 3 awards totaling $1.7 million to help the Veterans Health Administration implement "lean" Toyota Production System methods across the national VA healthcare system.

HSyE Student Featured in Northeastern's Meet the Graduates Newsletter

May 8th, 2015

"I've always had a passion to work in healthcare or something related to medicine, and industrial engineering is broad enough that you can apply it to literally anything you want. My passion to work in healthcare was only enhanced through my co-op experiences, where I saw many facets of the industry, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and healthcare systems."

HSyE Performs Vital Role in NeoQIC Human Milk Collaborative

May, 2015

The Neonatal Quality Improvement Collaborative of Massachusetts (NeoQIC) is aiming to increase breast milk consumption in VLBW babies. A consortium of eleven level 3 neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), NeoQIC provides infrastructure to lead and manage state-wide quality improvement initiatives.

HSyE collaborates on $300,000 award to accelerate translation of healthcare research into practice

April 30th, 2015


The Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute (HSyE) at Northeastern University and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Tufts Medical Center have received a 3-year $300,000 award from the William T. Grant Foundation to identify and evaluate strategies for more effectively translating research results into practice and policy.

HSyE co-op and alumni receive awards for outstanding achievements locally and globally

April 23th, 2015

Ashley Tokarz, Annmarie Uliano, and Ryan Ulrich were selected as part of the Huntington 100, a group of students recognized for their outstanding achievements locally and globally.

An Industrial and Systems Engineering Student's Experience

March, 2015

Rebecca Mantecon, a graduate student in industrial and systems engineering with a specialization in healthcare at the San Jose State University reflects on her 2014 summer internship experience at Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute.

Brigham and Women's Patient Safety Learning Laboratory: An Exciting New Collaboration

March, 2015


The BWH Patient Safety Learning Laboratory (PSLL), led by Principal Investigator David Bates, MD, MSc, is an exciting new collaboration between the Center and Northeastern University's Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute (HSyE), headed by Co-Principal Investigator James C. Benneyan.

HSyE graduate student Kyle Cunningham a finalist in MIT Sloan sports analytics paper content

March 3rd, 2015


Kyle Cunningham, a graduate student at Northeastern University's Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute, co-authored the research paper, "Alleviating Competitive Imbalances in NFL Schedules: An Integer-Programming Approach". The result was a model even better than the NFL's for determining a competitive balance. The paper was one of eight finalists for the 2015 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference's research paper of the year.

Three HSyE Summer Intern Alums Awarded at 2015 SHS Conference

March 3rd, 2015


The 2015 SHS conference, held February 18-20 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, recognized three alums of the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute's (HSyE) 2014 Summer Internship Program for their accomplishments in the field of healthcare systems engineering.