Avinash Konkani, a Ph.D. candidate of Industrial and Systems Engineering of Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan was recently awarded the The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation's 2013 Excellence in Research Award for Students for the published paper "Noise in hospital intensive care units-a critical review of a critical topic." Recently this article has been listed as the "most read article" by the Journal of Critical Care. Every year The BCBSM Foundation presents this award to three doctoral or medical students enrolled in Michigan Universities for published papers that represent a contribution to health policy or clinical care. He has won the third place in this competition.
Previous month Avinash Konkani has won the ACCE's Student Paper Competition Award for 2013 as a part of American College of Clinical Engineering's (ACCE's) 2013 Advocacy Awards for his published research work. According to the ACCE website, papers are judged based on seven areas: relevance, fundamentals, familiarity, application, analysis, structure of delivery and conclusion.
The Healthcare Track in the Applied Solutions Program is one that no healthcare professional should miss!
On Monday, May 20, topics include:
On Wednesday, May 22, topics include:
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Authored by Ron McDade and Kevin Martin, Tools and Content Committee
This presentation is intended to provide an introduction to healthcare for new IE graduates, IEs new to healthcare and hospital administrators unfamiliar with industrial engineering and what it has to offer healthcare improvement. The presentation provides the following: 1) an overview of healthcare quality and costs; 2) an overview of hospitals and hospital operations; and 3) an overview of the history of IEs in healthcare and emerging opportunities; and (4) a glimpse at the projected future of healthcare.
Jim Brachulis, director of performance improvement at Oakwood Healthcare, shares some of his insights into roles and expectations of new industrial engineers entering healthcare. Jim notes critical to the IE’s path is how leadership is developed and utilized to help them advance change and also in transition to later opportunities in their careers. View presentation
This presentation at the 2013 Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference is focused on describing a generalized strategy for improving inventory management using communication, spatial layout, and physical organization, standardization of process and inventory par levels. In healthcare settings, particularly surgery, creating or establishing this standard requires a complete system perspective of inventory.
Workplace safety is inextricably linked to patient safety. Unless caregivers are given the protection, respect, and support they need, they are more likely to make errors, fail to follow safe practices, and not work well in teams." This report addresses what can be done and what is being done to improve the physical and psychological harm to healthcare employees that ultimately impacts the safety and quality of patient care. The report provides a list of strategies and supporting tactics to improve conditions impacting the health and safety of the workforce.
This presentation at the 2013 Healthcare System Process Improvement Conference addresses labor productivity in the post-acute setting. As labor rates continue to rise and represent the highest expense in the post-acute and long term care industries, providers are turning their attention to scheduling solutions that more appropriately align their workforce to patients' need. Traditional industrial engineering tools such as work measurement are leveraged to provide a more accurate definition of cost of care as well as staffing models that closely align labor to patient care demands.