Nazinin Sharifi
INCOSE - Los Angeles Chapter
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April 4, 2019, 5:00-7:30 pm PT

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Loyola Marymount University (LMU),
University Hall, Room ECC 1857,

1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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INCOSE-LA April 4, 2019 Speaker Meeting
What Healthcare Industry Needs from SE, Bohdan Oppenheim,
Director of Healthcare Systems Engineering, LMU, Los Angeles

ABSTRACT: The presentation will describe the new field of Healthcare Systems Engineering (HSE).  We start with a review of a highly imperfect healthcare system in the U.S.  Then we introduce how HSE started: the White House PCAST 2014 Report calling for the use of Systems Engineering (SE) in healthcare.   Then basics of Systems Engineering as needed in healthcare delivery operations are reviewed, and they are very different from the aerospace-type of SE.   Next, we present in depth the power of various elements of Healthcare SE.   Finally, the prestigious Master's program in HSE at Loyola Marymount University in Healthcare Systems Engineering is briefly described; created in cooperation with Kaiser Permanente.   We differentiate the HSE education from that of MBA, Master of Public Health, or medical.   The curriculum has been designed to address the biggest challenges in U.S. healthcare, including fragmentation, suboptimal outcomes and imperfect patient safety, imperfect Electronic Records,  provider burnout, waste, accelerating technology, and others.  

BIOGRAPHY:   Bohdan "Bo" W. Oppenheim is a Professor of Systems Engineering at LMU in Los Angeles. He serves as the Director of the Healthcare Systems Engineering Master's Program at LMU, a premiere HSE program in the nation created in close partnership with Kaiser Permanente.  Oppenheim is the author of four books and authored and co-authored chapters in six other books and published 30 journal papers.   He was honored with three Shingo Awards, INCOSE Product of the Year Award, INCOSE Fellowship, and over $2 million in external grants.  He worked at Northrop Electronics during 1986-90.

 - 5:30    Sign-in, Networking, Refreshments
 - 6:00   Announcements
 - 6:20    Working Group Overview
 - 6:30    Speaker Presentation
 - 7:30    Adjourn

COST  :  INCOSE Individual Members and Students: FREE
                CAB Associate Members: $5.

                Non-Members: $10.
LMU Visitor Parking $12.50 (pay on-site at kiosk) 

WHERE:   Host site: Loyola Marymount University (LMU), University Hall, Room ECC 1857,  Host: Bo Oppenheim, 310-338-2825 (Office), 805-268-0484 (Cell), Refreshments will be provided at this site.

Park in the P2/P3 underground garage under the building and pay $12.50 for parking at a kiosk in the garage. Take an elevator to the ground floor and exit to the main atrium. Room ECC 1857 is accessible from a corridor which runs parallel to the main atrium, to the North. There are signs from the atrium how to get there. Call Bo Oppenheim at (805) 268-0484, or Mark McKelvin (510) 599-2879 if you have problems navigating.

For remote venues and virtual attendance please RSVP by Monday noon the week of the meeting (1 April). Virtual Attendance instructions will be emailed the morning of the meeting.

Remote Sites (potential):

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Azusa: NGC (Employees) CLOSED

Maria Alvarez

Dominguez Hills, CSUDH

Dr. Antonia Boadi

El Segundo, Aerospace CLOSED

Susan Ruth

Goleta: Ricardo Defense Inc.

Paul Stowell

Lancaster Univ. Center, Rm 614

Dr. J. S. Shelley

Redondo Beach: NGAS R4

Stephen Guine


Deborah Cannon

Webcast virtual site: Please register as an individual virtual participant.