The delivery of affordable, effective healthcare is as prominent as it has ever been on the national stage. Beyond the politics, however, lies a simple truth: solutions for this complex challenge require an integrated approach that draws from all sectors of the healthcare field. This includes the medical and provider community and associated insurance and regulatory organizations, as well as experts from the realms of business and economics, information technology, and systems engineering.
Lehigh's Professional Master's (M. Eng.) degree program in Healthcare Systems Engineering (HSE) is designed to provide innovative thinkers with the skills and perspective required to lead health and healthcare organizations in improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery.
Over the past decade, studies by NAE, NSF, NAS, the Institute of Medicine and half a dozen other agencies have argued persuasively that systems engineers are ideally suited to help healthcare become more patient-centered, more responsive and more flexible. Yet the endeavor requires a convergence of expertise from across engineering as well as the areas of economics, health policy, and information technology.