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INCOSE 2015 MBSE Workshop Breakout Session

Session Title: Modeling for a Healthy Future


  • The objective of the workshop is to make an initial step towards defining how the profession of systems engineering can contribute to achieving the goals recommended in the report by the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) entitled "Better Healthcare and Lower Costs: Accelerating Improvement Through Systems Engineering".
  • The goal of the workshop is to create a dynamic exchange of information among three groups of participants: stakeholders who provide healthcare across all environments, capability providers who “model the system” to improve effectiveness and safety, and systems thinkers and systems engineers who define “integrating environments” that link people, systems and tools through use cases.
  • Each session will consist of a set of presentations on the session topic followed by a working session where the attendees attempt to build a systems engineering diagram that captures key processes, key relationships, and key problems requiring a systems approach.

Systems and systems engineering primer for biomedical-healthcare


Session 1 Stakeholder Needs – the session focus is on stakeholders providing healthcare and addresses the question of identifying the systems that healthcare delivery organizations believe are the high payoff applications of the systems approach

  • This session will set the stage for the work performed in Sessions 2 and 3 by cataloging the key performers in healthcare delivery, developing a listing of the key systems each performer uses, and making a first cut at defining the shortfalls in these systems that could be resolved by applying systems thinking and system engineering.

Session 2. Capabilities – this session is focused on capabilities to model key elements of the healthcare system in order to improve safety and effectiveness and addresses the question of identifying the key tools systems engineers can bring to bear to meet the stakeholder needs and system shortfalls identified in session 1.

  • This session will begin with a series of presentations by people who model and analyze healthcare processes as a system. The attendees will then build an initial taxonomy of capabilities that can be applied to the needs and system issues identified in Session 1. This session will then build on the Session 1 product by drafting a mapping between the capability taxonomy and the key systems identified in session 1.

Session 3. Application Context – this session focuses on linking performers, needs, and capabilities through application scenarios and use cases; the discussion will address the question of assessing the approaches the systems engineering profession should pursue to improve healthcare delivery.

  • This session will begin with a series of presentations by speakers from organizations and projects that are already taking a systems approach to parts of healthcare. The intent of the working discussions is to apply the insights from these organizations to at least one clinical scenario consisting of linked use cases that create the system context for applying capabilities from Session 2 and for defining how to resolve system shortfalls identified in Session 1.


Session 1 - Stakeholder Needs - Saturday (13:00 - 16:00)

  • Kickoff presentation and challenge to attendees: Bohdan Oppenheim, Ph.D., Professor of Systems Engineering, Loyola Marymount University Presentation
  • Stakeholder Presentation 1: Michael Kanter, MD, Dir. of Quality and Clinical Analysis, Kaiser Permanente, Presentation
  • Stakeholder Presentation 2: Steve Tarzynski, MD, Chief of Pediatrics, West Los Angeles Medical Center, Presentation
  • Development of a draft maping of stakeholders, the systems they use, and the key safety and effectiveness shortfalls that can be addressed through systems approaches

Session 2 - Capabilities - Sunday (09:00 - 12:00)

  • Kickoff presentation and challenge to attendees: John Rice, Ph.D., immediate past chairman, Technology and Standards Committee, Society for Simulation in Healthcare Presentation
  • Capability Presentation 1: Joshua Hui, MD, Director of Simulation, UCLA-Olive View Emergency Medicine Presentation
  • Capability Presentation 2: Jessica Ray, Ph.D., Simulation Learning Consultant, Yale New Haven Health System
  • Development of an initial taxonomy of capabilities to model the system for improved safety and effectiveness shortfalls along with a first cut at mapping these capabilities to the systems identified in Session 1

Session 3 - Application Context - Sunday (13:00 - 16:00)

  • Kickoff presentation and challenge to attendees: Michael Robkin, President Anakena Solutions Presentation
  • Systems Context Presentation 1: Jennifer Jackson, Director of Clinical Engineering and Device Integration, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Systems Context Presentation 2: Chris Unger, Chief Systems Engineer, GE Healthcare Presentation
  • Analysis of a characteristics clinical scenario as a series of linked use cases; employment of the scenario as an application context for linking together the systems and performers of Session 1 to the capabilities identified in Session 2 «70 min»

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