Health Systems Engineering Alliance
The joint Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Engineering report on “Building a Better Delivery System: A New Engineering/Health Care Partnership” called for the establishment of “multidisciplinary centers at institutions of higher learning throughout the country capable of bringing together researchers, practitioners, educators, and students from appropriate fields of engineering, health sciences, management, social and behavioral sciences, and other disciplines to address the quality and productivity challenges facing the nation’s health care delivery system.” It was recommended that these centers have a three-fold mission:
- Conduct basic and applied research on healthcare delivery.
- Perform technology transfer on the use of systems-engineering tools throughout the healthcare delivery system.
- Educate future engineering professionals and researchers.
Unfortunately, the reality is the vast majority of universities do not have the necessary critical mass of faculty to accomplish this, yet collectively we do. In response to this need, the Health Systems Engineering Alliance (HSEA) was formed.
Accelerate the development of health-systems engineering academic programs by providing a forum for sharing ideas, material, and lessons learned on both teaching and research about health-systems engineering.
The Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE) hosts a hub (https://catalyzecare.org/hsea) that provides a platform for these exchanges and represents yet another example of RCHE’s community-of-practice approach to dissemination.
The opportunity is for a professional cultural change in the use of systems-engineering tools and information technologies within the healthcare community and to advance the training and development of healthcare, engineering, and management professionals with applications within this domain.
HSEA Member Locations
Arizona State University
George Mason University
Georgia Institute of Technology
ITESM Campus Guadalajara
Missouri University of Science and Technology
North Carolina A&T
North Carolina State University
Oklahoma State University
Oregon State University
Rochester Institute of Technology
San Jose State University
Texas A&M University
University of Arkansas
University of Calgary
University of Central Florida
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri
University of South Florida
University of Toronto
Virginia Tech University
Wayne State University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Tarbiat Modares University (TMU)