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Bainbridge Health and Purdue University Collaborate to Advance the Infusion Pump Industry

Purdue entrepreneurship fellows assist health care technology acceleration

Purdue growing research and outreach to deliver on-the-ground health care solutions

Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams to Lead Health Equity Initiatives at Purdue

Purdue partners with the state to improve post-pandemic public health

Purdue's Regenstrief Center and IU Health to lead fight against opioids in two Indiana communities

Faculty affiliate of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering named first Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Krannert School of Management

Sigals Establish Rising Star Professorship in Industrial Engineering

Krannert and Kelley business schools collaborating to help IU Health manage surge of Covid-19 patients

Purdue Engineering-IUSM healthcare analytics approach can help hospitals forecast COVID-19 demand, prepare for future outbreaks

RCHE seeks Software & Cloud Computing Engineer

Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE) is announcing a search for a  Senior Software Engineer/Cloud Computing Engineer.

RCHE Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow

Makayla Roma is a rising senior at the University at Buffalo majoring in Industrial Engineering, Economics, and Political science. She joined RCHE as a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) this summer.

RCHE announces scholarship winners for the 2020 academic year

Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering announces its scholarship winners for the 2020-2021 academic year. Meet this year’s Regenstrief Scholars.

Purdue Engineering-IUSM healthcare analytics approach can help hospitals forecast COVID-19 demand, prepare for future outbreaks

Purdue Engineering experts are collaborating with Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) colleagues to develop and implement a simulation model to help a major Indianapolis hospital overcome a key challenge in providing necessary care to all COVID-19 patients in need. The impact of this innovative healthcare analytics approach could extend to healthcare organizations in additional cities and countries and to other disease outbreaks.

Excellence in Instruction Award for Lecturers: Dan Degnan

Paper device could bring portable coronavirus detection, but funding bars production

DNA-like material could bring even smaller transistors

Emily Garcia: Undergraduate Research Experience with SURF

Edible ‘security tag’ to protect drugs from counterfeit

Three Engineering graduate students named first-ever Teaching Fellows

Recognizing Outstanding Engineering Teachers for Summer and Fall 2019

2019 Article of the Year - Congratulations to Vicki Simpson and Zachary Hass for the selection of their article, “Individual health outcomes secondary to a nurse-led coalition-based health promotion program for underserved diverse populations”.

‘Hope Stems’ blooms at Purdue, raising awareness on addictions, substance use

Training Videos Aim to Educate the Community about Substance Abuse and Solutions

Distinguished and Named Professorship Ceremony honors faculty, administrators

RCHE Student Johnson is First African American Female CS PhD

$150,000 in funding to advance, commercialize Purdue innovations

Personality disorder patients get timely care with group therapy

Purdue and Indian universities to collaborate on entrepreneurship and pharmaceutical sciences initiative

Older adults can be safely discharged from nursing homes if proper networks are in place

Building self-tests for the world's most common infectious diseases – with paper

RCHE Faculty Affiliates Kinzer-Ursem and Linnes Receive Rising Star Professorships

Jacqueline Linnes and Tamara Kinzer-Ursem were named Marta E. Gross Assistant Professors of Biomedical Engineering through the Purdue College of Engineering’s Rising Star program.

RCHE Faculty Affliates Develop Method for Cholera Detection

Regenstrief Center faculty affiliates Drs. Tamara Kinzer-Ursem and Jacqueline Linnes, along with other Purdue faculty and collaborators, have developed a new rapid cholera detection system using a technique that pairs loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) with particle diffusometry (PD).

Drug abuse fighters get training

Pengyi Shi selected for INFORMS Pierskalla Award

Pengyi Shi, Assistant Professor of Operations Management in the Krannert School of Management and affiliate faculty member of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, was awarded the INFORMS Pierskalla Best Paper Award. 

Purdue Reaches Across the State to Help with Fayette County's Opioid Epidemic

RCHE, PHA, and Purdue Nursing Join Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

RCHE/PHA Receive $1.1M Grant to Assist Fayette County with Opioid Abuse Prevention

As part of the Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative (ECI), the U.S. Office of Minority Health awarded the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue University $1.1 million to provide three years of guidance and technical support to an Indiana community that has been disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic. 

RCHE Research Scientist Adibuzzaman Receives “Above and Beyond” Award

Dr. Mohammad Adibuzzaman, research scientist for the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE), received Purdue’s Above and Beyond Award. This award recognizes those employees whose performance extends beyond excellence in their defined job responsibilities to extraordinary contributions that have made a positive impact on their department, Purdue, and/or the community.

Senior Administrative Assistant, RCHE Job Posting

Yih will investigate disparate cancer treatment experiences of Indy women

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) awarded funding to Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering Associate Director and Industrial Engineering professor Yuehwern Yih for a research project focusing on the disparate mortality of black versus white breast cancer patients.

RCHE receives $12M grant to address the opioid crisis and long term care costs for Medicaid

Mohammad Rahman selected for INFORM’s 2018 Award

Purdue Healthcare Advisors extends lean training to a nationwide market with the launch of its first online, lean process improvement course

Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA) will use PHA Direct, the e-learning platform it launched earlier this year, to expand access for the training and certification of Lean Daily Improvement Facilitators.

RCHE Visiting Scholar Milad Alucozai Awarded Global Honor by President Bill Clinton

Milad Alucozai, a Purdue alum and the Visiting Scholar of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering was recognized as a new member of the CGI U Honor Roll, a distinguished award that is given to a select, small cohort of global leaders who have made a significant impact in their careers and are continuing to dedicate their lives to tackling complex local and global challenges.

IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute recognizes RCHE’s REMEDI

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a leader in health and health care improvement worldwide, has chosen the Regenstrief National Center for Medical Device Informatics as a recipient of this year’s IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute Medtronic Safety Culture & Technology Innovator Award. The award will be presented on September 13 at the 2018 IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute Forum & Keynote Dinner in Newton, Massachusetts.

RCHE Associate Director Yih to co-Lead $70M USAID Consortium

Yuehwern Yih, associate director of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, will serve as academic director of a new $70 million consortium to co-create research solutions for developing countries. The consortium is called the Partners for University Led Solutions Engine (PULSE) for USAID’s new Long-Term Assistance and Services for Research (LASER).

RCHE faculty Nan Kong receives two NSF awards

Nan Kong, associate professor of Biomedical Engineering and faculty affiliate for the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering received funding for two research grants. The first award was for the proposal “Optimizing Trauma Care Network Design”, which will be funded over a three year period for $250K. This project will facilitate coordinated network design between state agencies and hospital networks, two key stakeholders in the trauma care system. It will enable trauma policy makers to quantitatively benchmark trauma care regionally and nationally in terms of triage errors and costs. The research team will collaborate with state officials, hospitals, and emergency care providers to validate the network optimization methods. The award will support graduate student research and provide experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in operations research related to healthcare policy and management. Research findings will be widely distributed to both the academic and practitioner communities.

Zach Hass Joins RCHE as First Core Faculty Member

Zach Hass has joined the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering as core faculty member. Zach received his PhD in statistics from Purdue University and will serve as an assistant professor in the Schools of Nursing and Industrial Engineering. His research interests are in the areas of health services research and applied statistics. Purdue University Dean of Engineering, Mung Chiang, made a commitment of five core faculty positions in the College in support of RCHE’s efforts. Zach is the first of this commitment of core faculty, and four additional faculty will be hired over the next three to four years.

RCHE Graduate Student Jaber Wins UAI Student Paper Competition

Amin Jaber, a PhD student in computer science working with the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, won the Best Student Paper at the Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI 2018), held in Monterey, California. The paper is titled “Causal Identification under Markov Equivalence”, and was co-authored by Jiji Zhang from the Philosophy Department at Lingnan University and Elias Bareinboim, assistant professor in Computer Science at Purdue University.

RCHE research scientist Haque receives NIH funding to help children with autism spectrum disorder

RCHE research scientist and principal investigator Md. Munirul Haque along with Marquette University professor Shik Iqbal Ahamed, Purdue professor A.J. Schwichtenberg, and University of Toronto professor Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to design, build, deploy, and study the impact of a mobile application (mCARE) as an evidence-based and data-driven remote behavioral monitoring platform for the care practitioners of children with ASD.

Venture Capitalist Milad Alucozai appointed Visiting Scholar by the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering

Milad Alucozai will couple his background in healthcare, business and investing to directly advance research, thought leadership, innovation and commercialization efforts for the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE) and its affiliates.

Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering receives five-year, $10 million renewal

Purdue launches online platform to prepare health care professionals in lean and people skill development

RCHE to host REMEDI 2018 Infusion Pump Collaborative Annual Conference

The Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE) at Purdue University is excited to host the REMEDI Pump Collaborative Spring 2018 Conference at the Big Ten Conference Center in Rosemont, IL, April 18 - 20, 2018.

PHA helps provider network improve diabetes care monitoring

IU cancer patients to test Purdue smartphone app for anemia detection

Yuehwern Yih receives ‘Grand Challenges Explorations’ grant

REMEDI wins Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Cheers Award

RCHE Faculty Member Kathleen Abrahamson wins Hulman Health Achievement Award

REMEDI adds two new benchmarking databases

The Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, in partnership with the AAMI Foundation’s National Coalition for Alarm Management Safety, is providing two new benchmarking databases; one for physiological monitor alarm settings and defaults and the other for ventilator alarm defaults. The databases are available at no charge to help clinicians improve patient safety and quality. To access the databases, a hospital only needs to agree to the terms of the membership agreement and share their data.

Dr. Judith Monroe, CDC Foundation leader, to speak at Purdue Oct. 4

Purdue researchers receive grant to improve mobile testing for anemia

RCHE co-sponsors Women's Health Symposium

Discovery Park Scientist Helps To Close Data Analysis Loop

PHA and Qsource accept CMS challenge to guide 90% of Indiana clinicians through QPP reporting

PHA, GLPTN work with clients to improve MIPS scores

RCHE graduate student Kang-Yu Hsu wins 1st prize at the 2017 IEGSO Research Symposium poster competition

RCHE graduate students place first and third places in the Health and Disease: Science, Technology, Culture and Policy Research poster session

PHA, State of Indiana partner again to extend/expand EHR Meaningful Use support with $3.6M grant

REMEDI Team Wins 2017 AAMI Clinical Solution Award

The Regenstrief National Center for Medical Device Informatics (REMEDI) team led by Richard Zink was chosen for the 2017 Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Clinical Solution Award. This award is based on the application of innovative clinical engineering practices or principles to solve one or more significant clinical patient care problems or challenges, and will be presented at the AAMI 2017 Conference & Expo in Austin, Texas on June 10, 2017.

Purdue researcher Bradley Duerstock helps visually impaired identify images through assistive technology

Paul Griffin named St. Vincent Health Chair of Healthcare Engineering

PHA receives funding to assist 6,000 clinicians

Purdue Regenstrief Center Appoints Director

Purdue Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering announces new director

One Brick Higher Award presented to Discovery Park centers' leader

AAMI Foundation Publishes Infusion Therapy Safety ‘Quick Guide’

Director Search Announcement

Purdue University invites applications, inquiries and nominations for the position of Director of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE). The Center is a partnership between the Regenstrief Foundation and Purdue University; it is built on a mission of research that improves healthcare by applying the principles of engineering, science and management to issues of national and global importance.

Yuehwern Yih is appointed the associate director of RCHE

Kaplan joins the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering as Regenstrief Distinguished Fellow

Robert M. Kaplan served as the Chief Science Officer at the US Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) and as the National Institutes of Health Associate Director, where he led the behavioral and social sciences programs.

Fed. agency designates Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering as Patient Safety Organization

National search to be launched for director of Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering

Telementoring with TAURUS

Expertise in robotics, gesture recognition, augmented reality, and trauma surgery come together to create a new way of teaching and mentoring across distances. The result may transform rural health and battlefield surgeries.

Providing research experience and mentoring to statistics undergrads

Cluster Hire in Public Health

Purdue is seeking candidates for a research cluster centered on Prevention of Chronic Disease/Public Health.

Sharing individual health information could improve care and reduce costs for all

RCHE, OurHealth partner on research project to enhance care delivery

RCHE faculty publications in 2012

Congratulations to the RCHE Affiliated Faculty who published on healthcare delivery in 2012.

RCHE's Spring Research Speaker Series announced

U.S. medication safety expert will give keynote talk at Regenstrief Center's fall conference

Allen Vaida, a national leader in the area of medication safety, will be the speaker next week at the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering's fall conference focused on the use of infusion pumps in health-care settings.

Discovery Park center receives $10 million in research funding from Regenstrief Foundation

RCHE renewal to support continued healthcare delivery research

The Regenstrief Foundation is expanding its major partnership with Purdue's Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, providing $10 million in additional research funding for the Discovery Park center through 2018.

RCHE project targets infusion pumps for better patient safety

RCHE's Infusion Pump Informatics community targets improved patient safety through better IV medication safety administration. Seven hospital systems collaborate on ideas and leverage their data to develop solutions to IV medication administration challenges.

What is healthcare engineering?

Native Voices tells stories of medicine, healing, and cultures

Native Voices, the new exhibit at the National Library of Medicine in Washington, DC, tells the stories of medicine and healing from the cultures and perspectives of Native Americans, Native Alaskans, and Native Hawaiians. Dr. Rob Logan spoke to a Purdue audience on April 30, 2012, about the exhibit, the years spent gathering the materials, and the lessons he hopes visitors will take away from it.

ACOs present research opportunities

Learn about Accountable Care Organizations and the research opportunities they present in engineering, science, economics, and the social sciences.

Purdue center wants patients' help in heart disease fight

Experts know that black men are 30 percent more likely to die of heart disease than non-Hispanic white men, but they don't know why.

Virtual ICU created by faculty, ITaP partnership supports research and training

Purdue's Regenstrief Center, Mayo Clinic create research fellowship collaboration

Purdue doctoral student Benjavan Upatising thinks she can make a difference in assisting those with chronic illnesses, particularly the elderly. A Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering fellowship with Mayo Clinic is advancing those efforts.

NIH grant supports patient-physician communication research

Cleveland Shields, associate professor and RCHE affiliated faculty, and his team have received a five-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study patient and physician communication to improve interactions during physician visits and empower patients to participate actively in their care.

Holy Moly!

It's a little funny, and maybe a little uncomfortable to think about, but it's also darn near unforgettable. Lisa Hopp's nursing students were looking for a way to remind fellow nurses to remove foley catheters as soon as possible, and "Holy Moly, Remove the Foley," was born.

Implementation, impact and return on investment

Closing the loop -- creating positive change in the healthcare system through one's research -- is no longer just a noble goal. Those reviewing funding applications will notice that implementation and impact have become increasingly common and required parts of the applications. Understanding how and why this came to be, as well as how to create the researcher-provider partnerships that enable this impact, was the topic of RCHE's spring 2010 conference.

Director named for center to help Indiana doctors go electronic

Taking care: Study links health literacy and self-care in heart failure patients

Heart failure patients with higher health literacy are more likely to engage in self-care behaviors. Funded by an RCHE seed grant, the explores multiple care settings and lays the groundwork for subsequent phases that explore tailoring patient education based on health literacy.

Symposium to highlight Healthy Purdue dataset

Faculty and graduate students are invited to a symposium on February 3 to learn about the research opportunities stemming from the Healthy Purdue dataset.

Assistive Technology Poster Retreat

Entrepreneurs, inventors, researchers, and assistive technology users are all invited to the 2010 Center for Assistive Technology poster retreat on March 26 in Mann Hall. There are opportunities to present a poster as well as only viewing posters.

Student poster competition to highlight healthcare advancements

A student poster competition, held December 4 in Mann Hall and co-sponsored by RCHE, Foods & Nutrition, and Oncological Sciences Center, will showcase research on healthcare and cancer delivery, systems, advancements, products, and more.

CAT recognized for innovation

The Center for Assistive Technology is the recipient of INDATA's 2009 Assitive Technology Innovation award.

Healthcare delivery part of national healthcare reform discussions

Reforming healthcare is as much about how we deliver care as it is how much we pay for it. In fact, better healthcare delivery is an essential part of the plan for improving American healthcare.

RCHE releases spring conference summary

Following the successful spring 2009 conference, National Priorities and Goals, the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering released a brief summary document with speaker highlights and opportunities for future progress.

Center for Assistive Technology Will Offer Second Entrepreneurs' Bootcamp In August

Assistive technology innovators, educators, investors, and users are invited to attend the Center for Assistive Technology Entrepreneurs' Bootcamp on August 6, 2009, at the Indianapolis Convention Center, 100 South Capitol St. Indianapolis, IN 46225. This bootcamp will run as a part of the Statewide Assistive Technology Conference and Exhibition hosted by INDATA. The bootcamp is free to anyone wishing to attend, but registration is requested as space is limited.

Institute of Medicine president will be keynote speaker at Regenstrief Center conference

The head of the Institute of Medicine will lead a lineup of experts in addressing how to identify top priorities for reforming the nation's health-care system at Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering's spring conference April 16 at Purdue.

Spring conference slides posted

Presentation slides from the spring conference, National Priorities and Goals, are now posted online. Please note that there is no DVD or video recording of the conference available.

RCHE announces six seed grant recipients

The Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering announced six winners of its second annual seed grant program. Melissa Franks (Child Development and Family Studies), Jake Jensen (Communications), Laura Sands (Nursing), Joseph Thomas (Pharmacy), Lee Schwarz (Management), Ji Soo Yi (Industrial Engineering).

Purdue's Regenstrief Center grows research efforts to design new U.S. health-care system

A research center in Purdue's Discovery Park, entering its fifth year of operation, is building on several new research projects for expanding efforts in applying systems-engineering efforts to improve the nation's health-care system.

Innovator's Bootcamp offered on assistive technologies

The Center for Assistive Technology is pleased to host the first one-day workshop for innovators and developers of assistive technologies.

FSSA, Purdue University Launch Center to Help the Disabled

The Family and Social Services Administration's (FSSA) Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS), along with Purdue University's Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, announced Tuesday (Sept. 16) that they will fund the Indiana Center for Assistive Technology. The $1.4 million research center will match new advancements in technology with the needs of individuals with disabilities.