New England Healthcare Systems Engineering Partnership (NEHCEP)

Director: James C. Benneyan, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering

The overall vision of the New England Healthcare Engineering Partnership (NEHCEP) is to integrate systems engineering principles and methods into the fabric of VA healthcare operations by building a unique collaboration to develop, test, train, and spread innovative engineering solutions, with the objective that Veterans Health Administration (VHA) become a self-improving system with robust capabilities to address new needs arising over time. To accomplish this objective, NEHCEP has created a strong synergistic partnership between VISN 1, Northeastern University, and other academic partners that leverages (1) our successful history, commitment, and improvement infrastructure, (2) existing VISN 1 initiatives, and (3) leading national academic experts in healthcare systems engineering and related process analysis, improvement, and optimization methods.

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