September 12-13: Health Systems Optimization Workshop. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation SES Program. This workshop is intended to accelerate the exchange of research ideas between the medical and industrial engineering, operations research, and management science community in a cross disciplinary setting. The workshop will focus on health policies, operations, and delivery of care.
The Center for Engineering and Health (CEH) brings together investigators with expertise in advanced analytics, mathematical modeling, and operations research who work in partnership with health care administrators, health services researchers, epidemiologists, and other clinician-investigators. The CEH is engaged in creating a next generation healthcare research, education, and technology innovation ecosystem that builds on the relevant strengths and knowledge base from major engineering disciplines (e.g. Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Systems, Operations Research and Management Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering) in collaboration with the health scientists and clinicians across the Northwestern campus (including Primary Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Oncology, Surgery, Psychiatry, Medical Informatics, and others). Together, our goal is to address major deficiencies in current health delivery organizations, while developing a better system for the future.
The Center for Engineering and Health allows multidisciplinary teams to develop practical state-of-the-art solutions that factor in the subtleties of real life health systems early in the research and development stage. It simultaneously exposes health science researchers and physicians to the latest in technological development and analytical tools that could help address challenges in their clinical domain. Collaborations among the Center team members are resulting in research projects in the following areas:
- Smart, Mobile, and Connected Health
- Program in Behavioral Intervention Technologies
- Improving Medical Adherence through Devices
- Non-Invasive Clinical Monitoring
- Sensors and Epidermal Electronics
- Engineering Optimized Care Delivery and Workflows
- Efficient and Safe Flow in Emergency Department
- Smart and Safe Hospital Units
- Optimal Cancer Treatment
- Intelligent and Safe Homecare on Demand
- Mass Participation Event Management
- Data-Driven Predictions, Decisions, and Policies
- Predictive Modeling
- Risk Assessment
- Decision Analytics
- Health Policy Analytics
- Infectious Disease and Epidemic Control
- Technology-Driven Health Education and Training
- Resident Education Planning
- Surgical Resident Skill Training
- Public Health Skill Training
- Undergraduate and Graduate Training
Schools, Departments, Institutes, and Centers Represented
- Feinberg School of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine, NUTORC, Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology), IHS, Department of Medical Social Sciences, Engineering
- McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
- Omid Nohadani, PhD: “Uncertainity Management in Radiation Therapy”
- Karen Smilowitz, PhD: “Improving access to healthcare in the Chicago region with operations research”
- Stephen Schueller, PhD: “New Assessments and Measures of Virtue”
- Chris Karr: "Shion: Home automation from research to product and back to research again"
- Aaron Shaw, PhD: “Crowdsourcing as a Means of Patient-centered Clinical Services Design?”
- Paul Reber, PhD: “Brain training with portable, smart devices: Preliminary data and future directions”
- Ilya Mikhelson, PhD: “Real-Time Detection and Tracking of Vital Signs with an Ambulatory Subject Using Millimeter-Wave Interferometry”
- Carlos Gallo, PhD: “Fidelity monitory and feedback using speech analysis”
- John Savaryn, PhD: “Understanding Cytomegalovirus Infection: Towards a Network Model to Predict Behavior in Organ Transplant Recipients and Beyond”
- Laurel Riek, PhD: “Three Disruptive Technologies to Improve Patient Safety and Health Communication: Robots, Tablets, and Natural User Interfaces”
Request for Pilot Grant Proposals: The Center for Engineering and Health is seeking project proposals to promote joint research between McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and Feinberg School of Medicine in the area of Public Health and Healthcare delivery. Proposed projects may include a range of health informatics and analytical technologies to improve public health. Proposals that involve a coupling of physical and cyber systems are also encouraged.
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