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Industrial Engineering Course Description

IE 2108 - HEALTH SYSTEMS ENGINEERING


THIS COURSE USES THE SYSTEMS APPROACH TO LEAD STUDENTS TO UNDERSTAND THE FORCES THE DRIVE THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY IN THE CONTINUUM OF CARE. TYPICAL CARE DELIVERY MODELS ARE ANALYZED. STUDENTS LEARN RELEVANT HEALTHCARE TERMINOLOGY, INDUSTRY VALUES, REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS AND THE TOOLS CREATED BY ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS (E.G. HIPAA, ARRA, JOINT COMMISSION, ONCHIT, CCHIT, NQF).   THEY USE THIS KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING TO APPLY SYSTEMS ENGINEERING MODELS THAT FOSTER INTEGRATION OF SILO OPERATIONS TO IMPROVE QUALITY, EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY.    IN ADDITION, THEY LEARN TO DEVELOP MODELS FOR IMPROVING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS WITH FOCUS ON PRODUCTIVITY AND QUALITY REPORTING SYSTEMS.

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