BME59500 - Healthcare Systems Engineering

Spring 2017

Days/Time: TBA / TBA
Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
None

Description:
Graduate level course providing an introduction into healthcare delivery with particular attention to the application of systems engineering techniques. Lecture material explores the organization of healthcare systems, characteristics of US healthcare, decision-making in the healthcare environment, health informatics and performance measurement tools. Teams of students are expected to integrate systems engineering methodologies taught in core engineering curriculum and apply them to real world problems. The dramatic escalation of healthcare expenditures in the United States, along with declining quality and delivery of health services, presents tremendous opportunities for improvements in systems efficiency and effectiveness. Purdue University is developing the nation's premiere center for health care engineering- Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, yet the university lacks courses and curriculum designed to teach students the fundamentals of integrating engineering with health care delivery. This course will help fill this void and will be part of health care engineering systems curriculum currently being developed in BME.

Topics Covered:
Introduction to Health Care System; Overview of sources for Health Care Information and Systems Engineering; Health Care in the US; Systems Tools; Measurement; Decision Making; Data and Informatics; Data and Informatics; Clinical Decision Support System; Hospital Visit and Course Summary.
Tentative Syllabus

Prerequisites:
Graduate standing; instructor permission required.

Homework:
None

Textbooks:
None

Computer Requirements:
None

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INSTRUCTOR

T. B. D.
Phone
None
Email
proed@purdue.edu
Office
Campus
Building
Address
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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