Faculty and students at ISyE are working toward improving health care systems and patient care within the U.S. and abroad through a variety of research activities. We work to develop, apply, and disseminate new knowledge for the delivery of health care services and prevention of disease. Our long-standing strengths across methodological areas are integrated with extensive knowledge of the domain and strong private and public partnerships to transform health systems, leading to new methods and analytical approaches, and positively affecting individual patients as well as population health and health systems.
The availability of health data has risen exponentially, from the use of Electronic Health Records and information exchanges, to real-time bedside monitoring of patients, to genomics and personal profiling. This data lays the foundation for improvements across the health system, including decisions at the level of the patient, clinician, hospital, payer, community, and policymakers. Research in health relates closely with many areas across ISyE, including methodology areas (e.g., simulation, optimization, and statistics) and application areas (e.g., supply chain engineering, humanitarian systems, big data and analytics).