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Systems Engineering in Health Care Projects
Below is a selection of our current and past projects around increasing system engineering in health care.
Project Dates: Sept. 30, 2014–Sept. 29, 2018
Together with the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), the Armstrong Institute is using systems engineering approaches to improve the safety, quality and productivity of health care systems. Funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Project Dates: Oct. 1, 2012–Dec. 31, 2015
Bringing together experts from 18 disciplines, this effort set out to eliminate the preventable harms in the ICU by integrating technologies, redesigning workflow and improving culture. Funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Integrated Infusion Pump Prototype
Project Dates: May 1, 2011–Oct. 31, 2014
The Armstrong Institute and APL led a multidisciplinary team to design and evaluate a prototype for an infusion pump that aimed to reduce risks of patient harm. The project team, including systems engineers, human-factors engineers, clinicians, software developers and project analysts, completed its work in late 2014. Funded by AHRQ