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HSyE Awarded $1.7M and Graduates 7th Class of Students

October 20, 2015

The Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute recently graduated its seventh class of students in late August from its healthcare systems engineering internship program. The program provides students with hands-on experience working on a variety of research problems and participating in clinician-engineer research teams. Participants included engineering, biomedical, nursing, public health, health management, mathematics, and statistics students from 21 states and 4 countries.

HSyE also received 3 awards totaling $1.7 million to help the Veterans Health Administration implement “lean” Toyota Production System methods across the national VA healthcare system. HSyE director and senior scientist Professor James Benneyan is a nationally recognized expert on the use of Lean and related systems engineering methods to improve healthcare, and has previously served as principal investigator of a $10 million VA systems engineering center.