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HSyE Featured on Cover of American Society for Engineering Education Magazine

November 16th, 2015

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

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HSyE Receives $2 Million Grant for Epidemic Modeling Research

August 1, 2022


The HSyE Institute has received a five-year R01 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to continue developing modeling approaches to help public health and healthcare organizations better predict, detect, and adapt to continuously changing epidemic dynamics, surges, and hospital capacities.

HSyE Hospital COVID-19 Surge Model Used Worldwide

April 2020


HSyE researchers developed and widely deployed a free model to help hospitals predict and prepare for surges and shortages in beds, equipment, supplies, and staff.

Impacts of University Reopening on Community COVID-19 Infections and Mortality

June 2020


In June 2020 HSyE researchers modeled the potential impacts of college and university reopening on increased COVID-19 infections and mortality in surrounding communities with and without interventions (causing 158-to-2,262 additional infections and 6-to-106 deaths per 10,000 residents), agreeing with a later national retrospective 2021 statistical study.

Fentanyl to Fuel Opioid Deaths 5 More Years

November 1, 2017


HSyE's executive director James Benneyan and graduate research student Jackie Garrahan weigh in on the opioid epidemic that Massachusetts currently faces, expressing the approaches the HSyE has taken to model the spread of the opioid epidemic in the last 16 years and the calculations they have done to predict future trends and spread of the epidemic for the next several. 

Professor’s systems engineering models could save lives in rampant opioid crisis

October 27th, 2017


HSyE executive director James Benneyan discusses the pertinent opioid epidemic that we face today, detailing its roots and development and touching upon current solutions in development at the HSyE to model and ultimately help combat the epidemic.

Systems Engineering in the Hospital

May 4th, 2017


HSyE executive director James Benneyan was featured in an article focusing on systems engineering applications in hospital settings, highlighting a workshop he gave at the Society for Hospital Medicine Conference in Las Vegas this month titled "Systems Engineering in the Hospital: What is in your toolkit?". 

To Improve Hospitals, Doctors Look to Toyota

November 3rd, 2016


HSyE executive director James Benneyan gave a panel briefing to U.S. News and World Report about the progress and status on several National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Medicine reports from 2000-2010 about implementing systems engineering into U.S. healthcare and was featured in the article "To Improve Hospitals, Doctors Look to Toyota".

HSyE and Maine Medical Center one of 8 clinical learning environment awardees in $4.8M collaboration to re-engineer graduate medical education

July 26th, 2016


The Maine Medical Center and HSyE received one of eight "Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments" awards from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to collaborate on a 4-year $4.8 million initiative to innovate and redesign graduate medical education in the U.S., along with some of the most prestigious academic medical centers in the country. 

HSyE and Duke Medical Center Receive $2.5M AHRQ Grant to Develop Better Methods to Detect Hospital Infection Outbreaks Across U.S.

January 25th, 2016


Researchers at the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute (HSyE) and Duke Medical Center are partnering on a $2.5 million grant from the Agency of Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) to develop and test new statistical surveillance methods for detecting infection outbreaks in hospitals across the southeast United States. 

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