Healthcare Systems Engineering

Journal Club

Journal Club


The Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute hosts a monthly journal club meeting to promote discussion on topics of common interest throughout healthcare. The HSyE journal club reviews research on systems engineering solutions as well as research relevant to current events in healthcare. Research findings are presented, new ideas are discussed, and lessons learned are compared to our current work.

The one-hour meetings are open to faculty, students, staff, and community members who are currently involved with, or interested in learning more about healthcare systems. Participants will take turns in selecting and presenting a journal article they find particularly interesting, that can encourage discussion and idea generation.


The HSyE journal club's objectives include:

  • Establishing a forum for students, faculty, staff, and all other community members to meet, collaborate, and participate in discussing healthcare-related literature.
  • Facilitating discussion and furthering our understanding of common technical solutions and best practice models for healthcare system problems.
  • Assessing novel multidisciplinary solutions and ideas to solve healthcare technical issues.
  • Evaluating and interpreting state-of-the-art research in healthcare systems engineering and exploring how to integrate these findings into current HSyE research studies.

Roles and Responsibilities

Roles Responsibilities

Club Coordinator

Manages paper queue, sets up calendar invites, sends email reminders, facilitates meeting, and interfaces with Institute leadership.

Paper Presenter

Presents overview, key points, methods, and results.

Paper Discussant

Presents initial critique and leads discussion questions.


Contribute to paper queue, read paper before discussion, participate in discussion.

Get Involved

To  participate in the Journal Club or suggest a topic for upcoming meetings, please contact Margo Jacobsen: