July 2018 Newsletter
A Message from the President - Dean Athanassiades
 Across a number of dimensions, our Society seeks to become more connected and more interactive with our members. This new community-enabled newsletter format is one of the ways that we seek to execute on our three-point strategy: Engagement with our Members, Professional Development, and Growing the Brand for our Society. During our annual planning session, each of our nine Committees (Academics, Awards, Communications, Conference, Education, Experienced Professionals, Industry Advisory, Students, and Young Professionals) established breakthrough objectives and goals for the Society's 2018-2019 operational year that are focused on our three-point strategy. In future articles, we will share details on objectives and goals for each of our Committees.

You're invited to share your expertise by submitting an abstract for the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference, Feb. 20-22, 2019, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. Abstracts accepted through Aug. 15, 2018. 
SHS Committees

Are you aware of the SHS committees?  Below is a brief description of each of the committees and if you are interested in helping a committee or have a question please send a note to Elizabeth Gentry@ questions.shs@gmail.com
Student Committee -  Offers insights to students on healthcare industrial engineering careers including bios of members with successful careers, virtual webinars, and mentoring programs. Guides the organization on activities and opportunities for student members. 

Young/Early Career Professionals Committee -  Serves as a conduit to help student members transition to career professionals. Creates a networking opportunity including mentoring and webinars.  Guides the organization on activities and opportunities for young professional and early career members.  

Experienced Professionals -  Ensures effective processes related to the Diplomate program. Guides the organization on activities and opportunities for experienced professional members. 
Communications Committee -  Actively engages members and non-members through social media and other forms of communication.  Manages the monthly newsletter, improves the organizational brand, and creates consistent messaging.  

Conference Committee -  Plans and coordinates the annual Society for Health Systems Conference - Healthcare Systems Process Improvement (HSPI) Conference.  HSPI is your source for the latest in operational and quality improvement tools, methods and concepts such as lean, Six Sigma, productivity, benchmarking, simulation and project management. 

Education Committee -  Supports the educational webinars focused on relevant and timely topics that are important to our members.  Manages the Lean Coffee Events that connect Society for Health Systems members in local cities (i.e., Atlanta, Knoxville, Birmingham, etc.) 

Academics Committee -  Connection between the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and the Society for Health Systems. Supports members who work in academia with relation to publications, research, mentorship and student involvement.   

Awards Committee-   Organizes the recognition of prominent SHS members, including Diplomates, annual awards, conference recognition, and competitions. 

    IISE Connect allows IISE members to easily interact and communicate online, empowering you to have better access to your member benefits.
Newsletters are now available in one spot to allow you easy access and frequent reference. Newsletters will be placed in the SHS connect community, click here to view the community page.

Follow this How-To Guide and log-in to the SHS Member Community page on IISE connect to view the latest member discussions and contribute your thoughts.

Current discussions include:
  • Value Stream Mapping Tools: Neal Moriconi has asked the community for insight on VSM tools outside of Visio
  • Feedback on SHS Impact in Your Career: The Young Professionals committee is collecting member thoughts on how SHS has impacted your career and why it is important to remain active in the society
  • Growing your Fixed Mindset to Achieve Success: Aaron Kanne recently read the book Mindset by Carol Dweck and has some thoughts on how the fixed vs. growth mindset concepts can be applied to the Industrial Engineering profession
Virtual Career Fair Coming soon - September 26th

Grow your network and get leads for open job positions at the 
IISE Student Virtual Career Fair  on Sept.26. IISE student members can upload their resum├ęs, browse current job openings with leading employers and chat one-on-one with recruiters to advance their job search. IISE professional members can host a booth for their organization and connect immediately with interested, talented students who are actively seeking job opportunities in the field. Mark your calendars and register for the  IISE Student Virtual Career Fair  today! Are you an  IISE Corporate Partner ?  Your organization gets a free booth at the IISE Student Virtual Career Fair!
Upcoming Webinars

Emory Healthcare's Approach to Clinical Effectiveness

Presented by Society for Health Systems (SHS)
July 12, 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: Greg Esper, M.D., associate professor, Emory University School of Medicine
In 2014, Emory Healthcare sought to reduce our internal cost structure while maintaining and improving quality. The Value Acceleration Program - Clinical Effectiveness (VAP-CE) methodology was successful in reducing our costs by millions and improving outcomes in various service lines. 

Healthcare Simulation: Innovative Techniques for Application

Presented by Society for Health Systems (SHS) Young Professionals
Aug. 23, 2 p.m. Eastern time
 Alice Gittler, EwingCole; Ali Hobbs, Catalyst; Laura Silvoy, Array Advisors; and Muyuan Li, Ph.D., BayCare Health Systems
Healthcare organizations can utilize discrete event simulation (DES) to help them make decisions. In this webinar, we would like to share innovative techniques used at different stages of a simulation study, from initial stakeholder engagement through the presentation of results. Each technique will be discussed through the lens of a business case.
New Diplomate!

Congratulations to Aaron Kanne on his successful advancement to Diplomate status within the SHS Society.  He is recognized for providing service to the Society and to the greater healthcare community. He can now proudly add the initials DSHS after his name on all official correspondence. Join us in welcoming Aaron!
2018 HSPI FlexSim Winner - Congratulations!

Teams of ISE students solve a "real-world" healthcare situational case study using FlexSim's simulation software. This case study is prepared by FlexSim.  
1st Place "Team IME", Yang Zou and Yishen Xu, 
Tsinghua University 
Beijing, China
Anything new to report?

Do you have a recent milestone in your career? Have you changed companies or changed jobs? We are excited to hear the good news.  Share your information here!
SHS Newsletter Team
Vanda Ametlli, Editor
Lauren Todd