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Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2017

March 1-3, 2017
Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Orlando, Florida
 

HSPIC 2017

HSPI 2017 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.

Sponsored by the Society for Health Systems (SHS), HSPI 2017 provides pre-conference workshops; educational sessions; ample networking events and opportunities and exhibitors with products and services to help you meet your quality, process and project goals.

Share your success story, share your knowledge, and energize the attendees with the latest in proven tools, analyses, and methodologies to improve healthcare operations.

Attend expert-led, educational sessions from the following tracks:

  • Process Improvement
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Operations Research
  • Quality and Safety
  • Research
  • Human Factors
  • Potpourri
  • Expert Panel Sessions

Call for Abstracts
Are you doing good work in a Healthcare setting? Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference Abstract Submissions Are Now Open: Share your success story, share your knowledge and energize the attendees with the latest in proven tools, analyses and methodologies to improve healthcare operations. Submit your abstracts now for the opportunity to present at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2017.

Abstracts for oral presentations are due by Aug. 31. Poster presentations are due Sept. 16.

Below are just a few of a wide variety of acceptable abstract submission topics:

  • Process Improvement
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Operations Research
  • Quality and Patient Safety

Third Annual SHS Student Simulation Competition--Submission Now Open!

Entries are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual SHS Student Simulation Competition sponsored by FlexSim. Gather a team of four students (maximum) to solve a “real-world” healthcare situational case study using FlexSim's simulation software. Your team could win the first place prize of $2,500!

Each team will have approximately nine weeks to develop its solution for preliminary judging. Three teams will be chosen to compete in the finals in Orlando, Florida, at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference March 1-3, 2017. The winning team will be announced at the conference. Each of the three finalist teams will receive $1,250 for travel to the finals, cash awards, complimentary conference registration and certificates. For more details about the competition and entry parameters, go to the simulation competition web page.

Entry forms for the fall session of the competition are due no later than Sept. 30, 2016. Don't miss this chance to show off your skills and reap the "awards."

Questions? Contact Bonnie Cameron at bcameron@iise.org. Thank you.

Society for Health Systems Scholarship

Sponsored by Parallon 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. A candidate for this award must:

  • Be an active Society for Health Systems student member.
  • Have an overall point-hour average of 3.00 on a scale of 0-4.00.
  • Be enrolled full-time, as defined by the student's university.

Students may not apply directly for the scholarship. They must be nominated by IE department heads, IISE student chapter advisors, IE faculty or by SHS board members, SHS diplomates or SHS senior members. Applications must be received at IISE headquarters on or before Dec. 1 and include:

  • A transcript and resume or CV including statement of career objective.
  • Three letters of recommendation reinforcing applicant's contributions to the industrial engineering profession in healthcare.
  • Statement of Interest in Healthcare describing candidate's contributions to, or experience in, industrial engineering in healthcare
  • A three to five page original essay supporting the theme "IEs in Healthcare: Improving Processes in Healthcare."

Questions? Go to www.iienet.org/scholarships. Thank you.

Hospital Flow Professional Development Program

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Hospital Flow Professional Development Program has put together a compilation of Hospital Flow factors, case studies, and findings.  Review this presentation to see strategies for hospital flow and system optimization. 

Tracking Cancer In Real Time

California is the first state to begin building an up-to-date database to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. California public health officials say they will be able to generate real-time surveillance statistics, identify cases for ongoing research and implement a statewide program to improve the quality of cancer treatment.

Students, are you looking for a way to get involved? 

The Society for Health Systems is seeking two student members to join the Education Committee.The Education Committee's focus is on promoting, highlighting, and educating members on the vital role of industrial and systems engineers in healthcare.

We do this through understanding our member's  needs and seeking industry leaders to share their knowledge with our membership network of students, young professionals, mid-careerist, and experienced professionals.  

Committee members meet online monthly to plan and deliver these educational offerings including webinars, podcasts, conference sessions, and regional networking events. 

If you would like to get involved in shaping your profession, networking with experienced professionals, and building your resume please contact the Education Committee Chair, Jarvis Gray, at jarvis.gray@emoryhealthcare.org with your interest to join the SHS Education Committee. 

Professional Members, do you want to get involved with SHS? Join a committee!

Are you interested in joining a SHS committee? Looking to expand your network and volunteer experience? The committees have set their goals for the year and are looking for help achieving them. SHS is a member-led organization. We look forward to working with you!

If you are interested, please reach out to the committee via the emails below, even if you're just curious about how you can fit in to the SHS organization!

SHS NEWSLETTER

July 2016

SHS Newsletter

The July issue of the SHS Newsletter gives you information about submitting abstracts to the 2017 Healthcare Systems Process conference, to be held March 1-3, 2017, at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Fla., a new checklist to make health estimates more transparent, accurate and reliable and much more, including links to upcoming webinars. Be sure to check out the full list of IISE Webinars at www.iise.org/webinars.




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NOV
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JAN
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  Six Sigma Green Belt for Healthcare
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JAN
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  Six Sigma Black Belt for Healthcare
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MAR
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  Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Healthcare
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APR
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