The Virginia Tech student chapter of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) coordinated an onsite visit to Duke University Health Systems (DUHS) Performance Services in Durham, NC. Duke's Performance Services division contributes to Duke Health's internationally renowned success by improving and managing organizational performance and putting the patient at the center of everything they do. DUHS has over 85 industrial engineers working toward the success of Duke Health, one of the largest groups of industrial engineers in the health care industry in the nation.
Twelve students and five faculty members were given the opportunity to travel to Durham to attend an eight-hour seminar. Throughout the seminar, the faculty and students were exposed to how ISE can impact a complex health system through the use of Lean Six Sigma, patient flow and simulation, patient satisfaction data, meeting national health care standards and requirements, maintaining hospital reputation, and much more. All attendees were very excited about future opportunities for both individual students and the ISE Department.
IISE at VT is continuously looking for new events and engagements to provide to its student members. If you are interested in becoming involved at any level or would like to know more about what is occurring within the chapter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the chapter website at vtiise.com!