Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Healthcare Systems Engineering:  Tools to Untangle Complexity and Mitigate Risks

Many past attempts to improve the delivery of healthcare and mitigate the risks associated with the use of medications have been thwarted by the sheer complexity of the healthcare system. Ad hoc planning and intuitive approaches to risk assessment cannot produce programs that effectively manage safe use of medications.

Systems engineering is the proven discipline of measuring, modeling, and managing process improvements in large complex systems. Lehigh University is pioneering the application of systems engineering to the challenging needs of healthcare.

Healthcare Systems Engineering provides pharmaceutical industry professionals standardized tools and methods to develop and evaluate programs that improve safe use of medications. The webinar will be held from 12 noon to 1 pm EST on Wednesday, March 14th. To register, click here.

Highlights:
  • Recap of safety and cost issues associated with the complexity in healthcare
  • Introduction to systems engineering and examples of successfully improving outcomes in complex systems
  • Description of the pioneering Healthcare Systems Engineering program at Lehigh University
  • Discussion of ways these tools and methods can support pharmaceutical industry professionals

Speakers:

  • Hisham A. Abu-Nabaa - Professor of Practice and Director of Healthcare Systems Engineering Program, Lehigh University
  • Jeff Fetterman - President, ParagonRx

 

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