October 2018 Newsletter
A Message From the President - Dean Athanassiades
In the SHS Strategic Plan, we have three strategic priorities: Engagement, Development, and Branding. This month I'd like to talk about Branding. 
Branding is the message that our Society wants to communicate about our organization and our members.  Branding is not something that is expressed in words. In fact, the world's best brands are successful through the feelings the brand triggers (okay, I know 'feelings' is a word that makes many engineers uncomfortable).  Brand can be a promise. Brand can stand for values and priorities. 
At SHS, we want people to think of us as an organization that is a home for people that are passionate about improving the delivery of healthcare through the application of scientific and engineering methods like continuous improvement and systems thinking. We want our members to feel that SHS is their professional home for networking and development.  We want others to see SHS as that organization that can fill that gap in their professional experience.
Each of us has the opportunity to help build the SHS brand by telling others, formally and informally about what we do, as a Society, and as individuals. And how membership in SHS can help others achieve their professional goals. 
As an example, several of our SHS members are putting on a  1- day workshop titled Strategic Process Improvement:  Applying Lean & Six-Sigma Tools and Techniques to Achieve Organizational Excellence on Monday, February 11 in Orlando as part of the 2019 HIMSS Conference.  You can tell from the title that the content is all about topics relevant to the work that members of SHS do in their jobs.  It is likely that many of the attendees haven't heard about SHS or the benefits that SHS offers to people interested in such a topic.  These are great opportunities to tell others about the benefits of SHS and to promote the SHS Brand.
I encourage each of you to seek out opportunities to tell others about SHS - 1-to-1, in small groups, in workshops, and everywhere else you can.
Registration is Now Open.
Register by Dec 14 and SAVE with early bird rates. 

SHS Annual Business Meeting - Nov. 14, 2 p.m. Eastern Time

Society for Health Systems (SHS) president Dean Athanassiades and president-elect Isaac Mitchell will be sharing the state of the society in our annual business meeting which will be held as a webinar. Please join them as they celebrate the past successes of the year and highlight upcoming activities for SHS members.

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Upcoming Webinars
Not able to attend the webinar? Not a problem! You can receive the presentation link if you registered for the webinar to review at your convenience. All webinars are archived for one year. 

Whetting your Appetite ("Aperitivo"): All you Need to Know about Industry 4.0
Presented by Columbus, OH Chapter, CISE and Manufacturing & Design Division  
Oct. 11, 12 p.m. Eastern time
Presenters:  D. Scott Sink, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Jack Feng, Commercial Vehicle Group, Curt Burnett, John Deere and Paul Cohen, NC State
From Engineer to Leader
Presented by IISE Training 
Oct. 18, 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter:  Timothy J. Greene, Ph.D., professor, Western Michigan University

Lean in Healthcare - A Personal and Professional Journey

Presented by HPSI Conference Committee and SHS   
Oct. 23, 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter:   Elizabeth Warner, M.D., founder, Warner Well Being LLC 

Sport vs. Industry "Athletes": Physical Demands and Injury Prevention Methodologies

Presented by Applied Ergonomics Conference Committee  
Nov. 1, 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter:  Brock Anderson, founder and principle consultant, ergo-ology

The ISE Role in Service Systems Engineering: Service 4.0 Overview, Digital Transformation in Healthcare and Enterprise Shared Service

Presented by Chapter #1, CISE, SHS, SEMS and IAB 
Nov. 6, 12 p.m. Eastern time
Presenters:  Vittal Prabhu, Penn State University; Michael Caesar, University Health Network; David Poirier, The Poirier Group and CISE Chair
Moderator:  D. Scott Sink, Ph.D., The Ohio State University

The Added Value of SHS Throughout Your Career

Presented by Society for Health Systems Young Professionals 
Nov. 8, 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter:  Ali Hobbs, healthcare analyst, Catalyst, a Haskell Company
Share Your Knowledge at the 2019 Applied Ergonomics Conference

Abstracts can now be submitted for next year's   Applied Ergonomics Conference as it makes its way to the Big Easy on  March 25-28, 2019.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to present your ergonomics findings, solutions, and expertise with other practitioners from around the world.

The specific educational tracks of the 2019 conference include:
  • Advancements in Ergonomics
  • Ergonomics In Action
  • Ergonomics in Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE)
  • Ergonomics Programs
  • Master Track
  • Multi-Skilled Ergonomics Practitioners
  • Office Ergonomics Programs and Applications
  • Posters 
FlexSim Student Simulation Competition -  Submissions Extended!

Did you miss the deadline? Great news, we are still accepting entries. Please don't miss the opportunity to enter a team and possibly win first place with a cash award of $2,500 to the team. For more information and an entry form please visit the  Student Simulation Competition  sponsored by FlexSim.

Don't miss this chance to show off your skills and reap the "awards".

Questions? Contact Bonnie Cameron at bcameron@iise.org .  
Society for Health Systems Scholarship
Sponsored by HealthTrust Workforce Solutions

Available to undergraduate students enrolled full-time in any school in the United States and its territories, Canada and Mexico, provided: (1) the school's industrial engineering program or equivalent is accredited by an agency or organization recognized by IISE; and (2) the student is pursuing a course of study in industrial engineering and operations research with a definite interest in the area of healthcare. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000. Deadline for nominations is Nov. 15. Read more here.

Ergo Cup® Submissions - NEW for 2019

As a picture is often worth a thousand words, you now have the option to submit  Before & After PHOTOS of your Ergo Cup® entry. The photos must be converted to a PDF document that is a maximum of 2 pages in length and no more than 10 MB.
The application deadline is Oct. 26. and the  Ergo Cup Finalists will be notified Dec. 7.

Mark your calendars!

See you next May 18-21 for the IISE Annual Conference & Expo 2019 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This is the conference where ISEs unite for education, connection, recognition and innovation. #IISEAnnual2019
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SHS Newsletter Team
Vanda Ametlli, Editor
Lauren Todd