Scholarly Concentrations

Scholarly Concentrations


Health Systems Engineering

There is increasing recognition that the current American healthcare system has major failings and limitations; with extraordinary escalation in costs, lack of healthcare access and coverage, and a high rate of complications, error and waste. Recently, many institutions have proposed the development of a new area of interest; a hybrid of healthcare delivery and systems engineering, called Health Systems Engineering. This scholarly concentration allows individuals with an interest in "healthcare systems operations" an opportunity to participate in education and applied research on industrial engineering and optimization principles that apply to healthcare.

Curriculum

Year 1

  • Human Error and Patient Safety- assigned reading, weekly seminars, practical application of tools used in quality management
  • Monthly meetings with advisor
  • Summer- seminar in applied probability and statistics (remote distance learning option)

Year 2

  • Modeling and optimizing systems and processes
  • Monthly meetings with advisor

Year 3

  • Applied data mining, plus initiation of scholarly project
  • Monthly meeting with advisor
  • Attendance in conferences as possible

Year 4

  • Quality Management, LEAN, Six Sigma, plus completion of scholarly project
  • Monthly meeting with advisor
  • Presentation of research work/publication of manuscript
  • Attendance in conferences as possible

Faculty Leadership

Director(s)

P. Jeff Fabri MD, PhD, FACS
pfabri@health.usf.edu