June 2017 Newsletter
IISE Annual Conference Highlights 2017 - Labor Management Focus

The 2017 IISE Annual Conference gathered members across the industrial and systems engineering profession to connect improvement leaders across aerospace, manufacturing, education, transportation and healthcare. As labor costs serve as a key indicator to reduce hospital costs, the following organizations and presenters tackled labor productivity standards and staffing opportunities.

Steve Vijayan, a measurement specialist working for Nemours Children's Health utilized integer programming and many other tools to assess and provide recommendation for optimization PACU staffing.  Patient Volume Prediction and Optimal Nurse Staffing at a Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

Sandy Furterer, an associated professor at University of Dayton provided a detailed analysists on development of labor management standards and recommendations to overcome some common flaws.  Labor Management Standards Development in Healthcare: Flaws and Best Practices.
SHS Member Spotlight

IISE Fellow Recognition - The following SHS members were recognized as IISE Fellows.
The fellow award recognizes outstanding leaders of the profession who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial engineering.

Joyce Siegele, a long time SHS member  and leader.

Kai Yang - a professor at Wayne State University.

Congratulations to SHS Member Sheena Butts for her promotion toAssociate Vice President of Care Continuum and Organizational Effectiveness for Lakeland Regional Health.
Sheena Butts

"Lack of simplified standard work is harming our patients," Leigh Hamby stated to the audience. Heads nodded across the room as the chief medical officer at Piedmont Health (Atlanta) described how increasing compliance with standard work has driven their infection rates down. Click here  to read more.

2017 Lean Six Sigma Healthcare Symposium Details
Date:   October 6, 2017
Time :  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
Location : Trident Technical College, North Charleston, S.C.

For more information click here or contact Shana Dykema at 843-792-9737 
Social Media: #lsshs17
Recent study on EMR downtime impact on patient safety 

American Medical Informatics Association recently published a study (Implications of electronic health record downtime: an analysis of patient safety event reports) evaluating safety events during downtime EMR period. Specimen labeling and continuity of patient identifications were identified as common Study highlights the importance of streamlining downtime processes to minimize any safety risks and cyber attacks risks. 
Click here to read more.

SHS Webinar

In Tandem: Evidence-Based Practice & DMAIC

Presented by Society for Health Systems
July 25 | 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenters:   Amanda Davis & Rebecca Harper, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
Using evidence-based practice and DMAIC in tandem creates a powerful tool to guide and implement decisions impacting healthcare value and clinical process. At the Medical University of South Carolina, inter-professional teams use both methodologies to develop tools that assist clinicians in making appropriate practice decisions for the best outcomes.
More information and registration
Population Health Medical School Education 
As healthcare moves to a value based care, the need to integrate how we deliver care in a complex healthcare is important to understand beyond administrators. Health Systems Science was written to support teaching of future physicians in understanding what population health and how social and behavioral determinants can impact outcomes of patient groups. Detailed content of book and medical schools utilizing as part of their curriculum can be found here

Save the Date!
Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2018

Join us February 21-23, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, for the best insights into efficient healthcare delivery with high quality outcomes.
IISE Training Center
Advance your career with these upcoming healthcare training courses.

June 26 | Norcross, GA

July 27 | Norcross, GA

June 26 | Norcross, GA

SHS Newsletter Team
Vanda Ametlli, Editor
Lauren Todd

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