The Health Systems Institute is structured around a collection of focused research groups that serve as catalysts for interdisciplinary research and innovation in areas central to health and healthcare delivery.
Healthcare Environment Research facilitates architects, environmental psychologists, nurses, physicians, building technologists, interface designers, design computing experts, health systems engineers, designers, and others to conduct research relating to the role of design and the physical environment and its affect on health outcomes.
Focuses on the development of intelligent robots with autonomous capabilities for healthcare applications such as home health, rehabilitation, telemedicine, and sustainable aging. The application of robotics technology to healthcare has a long history, but recent advances in perception, machine learning, affordable computation, sensors, and commercially available robots have opened up new opportunities for the widespread integration of robotics into healthcare.
Our goal at HSI Pediatric Research is to develop technology for ASD and asthma that supports a variety of stakeholders: the individual, families, professionals, clinicians and researchers. We view technology as a means to scale human efforts over time and over space. For example, we have implemented a variety of technologies that may allow clinicians to treat more children and increase quality of care. To meet our goal of advancing technological development for a pediatric population we recently opened the Child Study Lab. This is the first lab at Georgia Tech that is dedicated to studying children.
Health & Humanitarian Logistics (HHL)
The goal of HRL is to improve humanitarian logistics (including short or long term, man-made or natural disasters) and ultimately the human condition by system transformations through education, outreach, projects and research. This goal will be achieved through education, outreach and through research. HRL faculty have worked on a wide variety of projects to improve the organization and efficiency of healthcare delivery. Major collaborators and affiliated organizations include, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Red Cross, World Health Organization, Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Department of Public Health, Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
The vision for healthcare informatics is to foster interoperability among healthcare software applications, as they will interact in a local, regional and national health information network. The goal is to design clinical information systems and financial applications to improve healthcare delivery. We partner with various hospital systems in the Metro Atlanta area as well as across the state, including the Piedmont Heart Institute, Children'ss Healthcare of Atlanta etc. We also partner with the National Center for Primary Care (NCPC) at Morehouse School of Medicine, the only congressionally sanctioned center in the country dedicated to promoting optimal health care options for all, with a special focus on serving underserved communities. We are currently working with NCPC in the Georgia Regional Extension Center to deploy health information technology in rural and underserved areas of the state.