Healthcare System Operations, Minor

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 extensive complexities driven by communication between and interdependencies among multiple actors, and 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.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Required Courses

At most, one course from the minor may be counted toward major requirements.

Required Courses
IE 5617Lean Concepts and Applications4
IE 5400Healthcare Systems Modeling and Analysis4
or IE 3500 Introduction to Healthcare Systems Engineering
PHTH 1260The American Healthcare System4
Complete one of the following:4
Special Topics in Industrial Engineering (System Dynamics in Healthcare)
Systems Engineering in Public Programs
Data Mining for Engineering Applications
Epidemiology and Population Health
Healthcare Management
Strategic Management and Leadership in Healthcare
Evaluating Healthcare Quality
Managing Healthcare Operations and Supply Chain

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor