Many on-site activities are planned for students at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference!
Society for Health Systems Student Paper Competition 2013
The Society for Health Systems is pleased to announce the winner of the SHS Student Paper Competition 2013.
SHS Paper Winner
The winner of the paper competition is Sabrina Casucci from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, with her paper, "A Theoretical Model for Patient Care Transition Process to Reduce Hospital Readmissions."
The winner will present her project during the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference in New Orleans, La.
Judging criteria was based on originality and soundness, applicability, methodology, organization and quality of the paper. The winner of the student paper competition will receive a cash gift of $1,000 and an additional $500 for travel expenses.
The Society for Health Systems sponsors a student paper competition to recognize outstanding work that demonstrates the use of IE skills in improving healthcare-related products, processes or services.
Student Case Study Competition
Students are invited to compete on a team to solve a healthcare case study. Teams will be assigned by the case study coordinators. Teams will have four to five students from various schools, and will be a mix of undergraduate and graduate students. Attendance at the conference is required in order to participate in the student case study competition.
To participate in the case study competition, indicate your interest on the registration form when registering for the conference. The coordinator will be in touch with you with your team assignment, and to provide details of the case study. Teams will have approximately six weeks to work on the case study and film a brief video of their solution, and post it to YouTube. Judges will view the videos prior to the conference, and the top four teams will be given an opportunity to present their solutions at the conference. Winners will be determined based on the presentations at the conference, and the winners will be recognized at the 25th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, March 2 at the Sheraton in New Orleans!
Click here to download the case study.
For more information, contact Evelyn Brown or Mark Biscone.
Students volunteers for the SHS conference will receive a discounted registration rate. Please contact Bill Gibbs for additional information.
Student mentors at this year’s conference play an important role in helping to orient students to the conference environment, educate students on opportunities within SHS, and provide wise advice for their futures. As a mentor you are asked to contact your students before the conference, meet with them during the welcome reception as well as breakfast and/or lunch during the conference. Depending on the number of mentors who sign up, you will have between two to four students to meet during the conference. Thank you in advance for your interest and participation.
Please contact Bill Gibbs for additional information.
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