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  • Prof. Julie Swann, faculty member affiliated with HSI, has been named the Nash Professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
    July 6, 2011

    Julie Swann has been named the Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Professor, effective July 1, 2011.  The Nash professorship was created through an endowment established by H. Ronald Nash (IE 1970), Deborah Nash Harris (IE 1978) and Michael R. Nash (IE 1974), the children of Mary Anne and Harold R. Nash (EE 1952), in honor of their parents.

  • Winner named for 2011 SHS endowed scholarship
    June 30, 2011

    Samantha Russell has been selected as the 2011 Society for Health System $1000 undergraduate scholarship recipient.

  • HSI Associate Director for Research, Pinar Keskinocak, named Joseph C. Mello Professor
    June 21, 2011
  • Work being done at the Healthcare Robotics Laboratory was cited in the Scientific American Magazine
    January 4, 2011
  • Robot Cody, Provides a Bed Bath
    November 11, 2010
  • Robots to be the Next Service Provider?
    October 18, 2010

    Research from the Healthcare Robotics Lab featured on CNN.

  • Keskinocak Named Nash Professor
    Keskinocak Named Nash ProfessorJune 22, 2010

    Pinar Keskinocak, co-director in the Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics, associate director of research in the Health Systems Institute, and professor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, has been named the Mary Anne and Harold R. Nash Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering, effective July 1, 2010.

  • Georgia Tech Students to Sweep Health IT Coding Challenge
    Georgia Tech Students to Sweep Health IT Coding ChallengeAugust 26, 2010

    A team of students from the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, calling themselves the Georgia Tech Flatliners, recently participated in, and took the first three prizes, at the National Health Information Network (NHIN) Code-a-thon Challenge held at Florida International University (FIU).  The Flatliners were enrolled in the Health Informatics class taught by HSI Associate Director, Mark Braunstein, MD, also a Professor of the Practice, in the College of Computing.

  • HRL Receives Award to Develop Assistive Robotics for Older Adults
    HRL Receives Award to Develop Assistive Robotics for Older AdultsAugust 26, 2010

    Charlie Kemp, director of the Healthcare Robotics Lab along with his research team has been awarded the use of the PR2, a personal robot, to develop open source applications for assistive robotics. Kemp’s Healthcare Robotics Lab was one of 11 chosen from a pool of 78 submissions that included the foremost names in robotics research, such as MIT CSAIL, Stanford and UC Berkeley. Willow Garage is spending over $4.4 million for the PR2 Beta program.

  • Robot Masters the Art of Opening Doors and Drawers
    August 26, 2010

    Professor Charlie Kemp and Advait Jain at Georgia Tech's Healthcare Robotics Laboratory have programmed a robot to autonomously approach and open doors and drawers.

  • Northrop Grumman, Georgia Tech Support Global Public Health Mission
    Northrop Grumman, Georgia Tech  Support Global Public Health MissionMarch 3, 2010

    Northrop Grumman Corporation today announced the formation of a University Global Alliance Program (UGAP) to unite higher education and the private sector for the purpose of accelerating the application of thought leadership to global public health informatics, policy development, strategic planning, programmatic implementation, and evaluation.

  • Op Ed Focuses on Humanitarian Logistics Challenges
    Op Ed Focuses on Humanitarian Logistics ChallengesFebruary 3, 2010

    In response to the challenges in humanitarian logistics as related to the earthquake in Haiti, professors Julie Swann, Ozlem Ergun amd Pinar Pinar Keskinocak submitted an Op Ed that was published in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution on February 3, 2010.

  • Pinar Keskinocak Appointed HSI Associate Director for Research
    Pinar Keskinocak Appointed HSI Associate Director for ResearchNovember 9, 2009

    Pinar Keskinocak, associate professor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the co-founder and co-director of the Center for Humanitarian Logistics at the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL), has been appointed to the position of associate director for research for the Health Systems Institute (HSI).

  • Borneo Clinic Helps Patients and Environment
    Borneo Clinic Helps Patients and Environment November 9, 2009In the spring of 2008, an interdisciplinary team of graduate students from the College of Architecture and the Health Systems Institute collaborated to design a 12-bed hospital in the coastal village of West Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia.
  • Caring for Children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    November 2, 2009

    The Children's Georgia Tech team used human factors techniques and statistical tools to collect and analyze observational data for process re-design. They also conducted staff surveys to assess improvements in communication and care coordination, and analyzed customer satisfaction data to evaluate impact on patient experience. The study showed that the implementation of the new lean-focused, patient-centric rounding structure lead to increased timeliness and efficiency of rounds, improved staff and customer satisfaction, improved throughput, and reduced attending physician man-hours.

  • GT-CHOA Team Receives Scientific Award of Excellence
    October 26, 2009

    A joint team headed by Dr. Atul Vats (CHOA) and Professor Pinar Keskinocak (H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial Systems and Engineering) has been recognized by the Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) with a Scientific Award.

  • HSI Seed Grant Recipients Receive Federal Grants to Continue Work
    October 13, 2009The Health Systems Institute (HSI) is pleased to announce that three seed grant recipients have recently received federal grants to continue their work. The initial funding for these research efforts were provided via the HSI Seed Grant program, an initiative to support collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects that are designed to help stimulate innovative healthcare research and promote improvements in healthcare.
  • HSI Announces Recipients of the 2009-10 Seed Grant Awards
    HSI Announces Recipients of the 2009-10 Seed Grant AwardsAugust 11, 2009The Health Systems Institute (HSI) is pleased to announce the awardees for the 2009-10 seed grant funding program for collaborative and interdisciplinary projects to stimulate research with direct relevance to health and healthcare delivery.
  • Dr. Brani Vidakovic Nominated for Prestigious Charles C. Shepard Award
    Dr. Brani Vidakovic Nominated for Prestigious Charles C. Shepard AwardMay 21, 2009Brani Vidakovic, Ph.D., along with his co-authors, has been nominated for the 2009 Charles C. Shepard Science Award in recognition for his authorship on the manuscript "The Effectiveness of Sealants in Managing Carious Lesions" in the Assessment & Epidemiology category.
  • Ashlea Bennett Awarded FHIMSS Scholarship
    Ashlea Bennett Awarded FHIMSS ScholarshipJanuary 27, 2009The Health Systems Institute is proud to announce that Ashlea Bennett has been awarded the 2009 Richard P. Covert, Ph.D., FHIMSS Scholarship for Management Systems. This annual award, supported by the HIMSS Foundation, is given to student members who have achieved academic excellence and have the potential to be future leaders in the healthcare information and management systems industry.
  • CHS and GT Announce Completion of Workforce Health Assessment Model
    CHS and GT Announce Completion of Workforce Health Assessment ModelNovember 19, 2008A first-of-its-kind project, the Workforce Health Assessment Model (WHAM) is currently in use with select CHS clients. WHAM provides the ability to estimate various health risks in the workplace and assists in finding cost-effective strategies to reduce those risks and the burdensome long-term costs.
  • Health Systems Institute names Predictive Modeling Lab after Mel Hall
    Health Systems Institute names Predictive Modeling Lab after Mel HallJune 20, 2008In recognition of Mel Hall's contribution and continued support, the Health Systems Institute (HSI) at Georgia Tech and Emory University named the Predictive Modeling Lab in his honor.


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