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Journal Club


The Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute hosts an open informal monthly Journal Club to promote discussion on topics of common interest throughout healthcare. The Journal Club meets on the first Friday of every month for one hour from 12-1pm, ranging from engineering methods to important healthcare issues. Any one is welcome to join us by WebEx, phone, or in person.

Journal Club meetings are open to faculty, students, staff and all community members who are currently involved with, or interested in learning more about healthcare systems. 

Next Journal Club:


Friday, May 10, 2019


12:00 pm  (1 hr 30 min) New York (Eastern Daylight Time, GMT-04:00)




  • Establish a forum for students, faculty, staff, and all other community members to meet, collaborate and participate in discussing the healthcare related literature.

  • Facilitating open discussion and furthering our understanding of the common technical solutions, and best practice models to healthcare system problems.

  • Have fun

  • Develop an appreciation for well written high quality research, and its counterpart.


Roles and Responsibilities

Journal Club Coordinator

Introduces paper, summarizes key points of paper/problem/approach, keeps meeting focused, encourages participation and discussion, and manages time.

Paper Presenter

Presents overview, key points, methods and results.

Paper Discussant

Presents initial critique and leads study questions- methods, results, limitations, strengths.


Contribute to paper queue, read paper before discussion, participate in discussion and rotate into and out of other roles.


Presentation should be limited to 20-30 minutes to allow time for evaluation and discussion. The PowerPoint presentations include:

  1. Main Point (1 slide)

  2. Figures (1 slide)

  3. Strengths/Weaknesses (1 slide)

  4. Questions and Discussion (1 slide)

Upcoming Journal Clubs

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