Healthcare Systems Engineering

Learn to apply industrial and systems engineering principles and tools to improve healthcare efficiency, quality of care, logistics, patient safety, patient flow, and access to care. 

Students interested to pursue their career in healthcare systems engineering have the opportunity to focus on innovative research projects.


 Health data and statistical analysis

 Healthcare supply chain and distribution

 Patient flow

 Healthcare financing models

 Patient safety

 Healthcare capacity management

 Healthcare logistics


A wide variety of industrial and systems engineering methodologies such as statistics, optimization and mathematical modeling, simulation, Lean Six Sigma, ergonomics and human factors, and bio-manufacturing could be used to solve complex healthcare related issues.

To solve real world problems, our faculty often partner with:

Rochester Regional Health

University of Rochester

Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association (GRIPA)

Common Ground Health

Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS)

Research Briefs

Quantifying the Risk of Hospital Readmissions

An summary of healthcare systems research conducted by student, Jigar Adhiya.