ISE magazine: Using data science for equitable outcomes in healthcare

Data science can guide industrial engineers, quality improvement specialists and clinicians to improve outcomes and patient experience for populations that face healthcare inequities. Read more in the January 2022 issue of ISE.


  • What can traffic reveal about virus spread?

    "Previous work in this area of transport data modeling has used cell phone information, subway traffic volume or flight information, yet this would be the first time that traffic sensor data is applied to disease modeling.” Research team analyzing traffic data in LA includes IISE Fellow and Senior Member Maged Dessouky, USC Viterbi’s Daniel J. Epstein Department of ISE.

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  • Daily mindful habits for a positive lifestyle

    Mindfulness … strengthens the ability to contemplate and observe what is happening in the moment. According to Carolina Osorio, M.D., Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center, “Our brain is naturally wired with a negative bias. If we do not consciously contemplate a moment to see the positive, our brains will likely run on a negative feedback loop.”

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  • Strengthening healthcare systems against future shocks

    “Our global healthcare system’s weakest point is access to medicine. In order to change healthcare systems on the vast scale required, we must take a multidimensional, collaborative approach.”

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  • Algorithm helps robots avoid collisions

    The University of South Australia (UniSA) researchers have developed an algorithm to help robots avoid moving obstacles in their path. This algorithm could be applied in many environments, including industrial warehouses.

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Enter the IISE Cup competition for 2022

Anuj Mittal from Dunwoody College of Technology discusses his experience in the IISE Cup 2021 and the innovation he and his team developed for competition. Click here to learn more about how to enter the competition, sponsored by the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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ISE magazine - January 2022

ISE is an award-winning monthly member magazine. Quick-reads and in-depth features will help enhance your career and improve an organization's performance.