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This episode of "Problem Solved" focuses on the state of the Society for Health Systems, also known as SHS, one of the most active wings of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. President Mary Ellen Skeens and President-elect Lauren Todd discuss the mission and strategic goals for SHS as well as the overall value of SHS membership. And as a bonus, 2021 conference chair Ben Schleich and Ali Hobbs share information about virtual changes ahead for the next Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference, taking place Feb. 24-16, 2021. You can learn more about the conference at: iise.org/hspi
In this bonus episode of "Problem Solved," we play interviews with healthcare engineers from May 2020 who have insight about how health systems are managing and operating through the COVID-19 crisis. We first chat with Amanda Mewborn, vice president of facility planning and development at Navicent Health in Macon, Georgia, about her experience on the frontlines of patient care during the pandemic. We also speak with Ali Hobbs, a healthcare consultant with Catalyst, a Haskell Company and Aaron Kanne, executive director of implementation services at Care Logistics in Atlanta, about the Think Tank sessions sponsored by the Society for Health Systems throughout the spring. Listeners, you can also share your own experiences from within your industry about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Crisis Resource Community on IISE Connect at: https://link.iise.org/crisis-response-connect