We will all require healthcare services at some point in our lifetime and we all live in an economy impacted by astronomically-rising healthcare costs. These weekly seminars are given by leading scholars in the important and emerging area of healthcare engineering and patient safety. Seminars provide a high-level overview to introduce attendees to a wide range of ways in which systems engineering can greatly improve the delivery of health care-decreasing costs, reducing the risk of error, and developing new innovations.
The seminar series will:
- Expose students, practitioners, and faculty to the richness of healthcare as an arena for applying engineering tools and having significant impact
- Help engineers learn to communicate with healthcare providers and better understand the cultural and operational environment of the healthcare system
- Identify potential future research opportunities and collaborations for students, practitioners, and faculty interested in continuing to learn more about healthcare engineering