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:

  1. Conduct basic and applied research on healthcare delivery.
  2. Perform technology transfer on the use of systems-engineering tools throughout the healthcare delivery system.
  3. 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 ( that provides a platform for these exchanges and represents yet another example of RCHE’s community-of-practice approach to dissemination.

Potential Impact

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

HSEA Locations Map

HSEA Members

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

Northwestern University

Ohio 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)

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