Health Systems Research

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ISE is making a difference in health system quality and effectiveness through a multidisciplinary approach that cuts across traditional areas in ISE to include faculty in service systems (Li Lin), human factors (Ann Bisantz, Lora Cavuoto, Victor Paquet) and operations research (Alex Nikolaev).

Our research focuses on a diverse set of challenges in health and health systems including: modeling care delivery processes in hospitals; developing improved user interfaces for health IT systems; modeling influences in online health networks; optimizing systems of organ transplants; characterizing the performance of those with functional limitations to support better design of buildings and public transportation; analyzing medical error mitigation strategies in terms of their effectiveness and sustainability; and developing injury risk reduction techniques, particularly for disabled, obses, and overweight working populations. 

Faculty have engaged local, regional and national health care partners to leverage expertise and make an impact. The research is supported by a variety of sources including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research, US Department of Justice United States Access Board, and the NYS Department of Health.