I-PrACTISE EAST 2019 Pre-conference Workshop
Introduction to Healthcare Systems Engineering
Date: Sunday June 2, 1-4:30 pm
Many healthcare organizations are using systems engineering and human factors (SE/HF) methods to improve process performance, reduce errors, improve outcomes, and reduce work burden. This interactive workshop provides a general introduction to the field of systems engineering and its application to healthcare. Topics to be covered include a broad overview of systems engineering and human factors methods, typical applications in health care, and their various uses for understanding, designing, modeling, and optimizing processes and problems of interest. Hands-on group exercises will provide participants an opportunity to apply key learnings and methods, including human factors, engineering design, and model-based analysis.
At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Describe common types of systems engineering methods and how they can be applied to important healthcare problems
Identify useful opportunities to apply systems engineering, human factors, and design methods in their healthcare organizations
Conduct a systems engineering or human factors analysis to improve the design, performance, and efficiency of some problem of interest.