The objective of the minor in Healthcare System Operations is to prepare students to apply industrial and systems engineering methods in healthcare applications. Distinct from other service industries, healthcare systems are characterized by (i) extensive complexities driven by communication between and interdependencies among multiple actors, and (ii) the need to simultaneously address multiple competing objectives pertaining to economic, quality-driven, individual-driven, and population-driven goals. This minor will benefit students by highlighting the unique features of this industry and methods for addressing its unique challenges to engineer improvements to the design, operation, and management of healthcare systems.
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health care resource allocation with multi-objective resource allocation models; modeling resiliency in complex systems; design and management of outpatient health care clinics; simulation: discrete event simulation and systems dynamics; deterministic and stochastic optimization