IEMS 385: Introduction to Health Systems Engineering

Quarter Offered

Fall ; Professor Mehrotra


Health systems, lean concepts, patient-flow analysis, inference, and data-driven knowledge generation, decisions, and change. Forecasting, operations, and optimization of health resources


  • Students will be able to apply a systems engineering approach to health care problems
  • Students will incorporate tools and techniques from industrial engineering, statistics, operations research, and management sciences embedded in information technology, to address healthcare problems


  • Use of basic industrial and systems engineering tools for process improvement
  • Quality control in healthcare
  • Risk assessment classification
  • Decisions in healthcare
  • Patient volume predictions
  • Facility utilization modeling
  • Staffing, scheduling and capacity management

See IEMS Course Description page for more information.