Current Projects

ED Ethnography (ED ETHNO)

ED Ethnography is a new project this semester focusing on better understanding the Michigan Medicine Emergency Department and its workflow. Using a combination of literature review and data visualization/analysis, ED Ethnography hopes to expand the knowledge of the ED to identify potential areas of improvement.

State Hospital Staffing (SH STAFFING)

The SH Staffing team is building a scheduling tool for the staff at the State of Michigan’s Psychiatric hospitals. The tool will enable hospital leadership to more efficiently track and manage staff schedules and attendance, and address concerns related to absenteeism, overtime, and staffing imbalances. 

In Basket Overburden Team (IBOT)

The IBOT team works to create a tool to facilitate messages before they make it into a provider’s In Basket. They also use data analysis tools to explore potential inbox volume disparities amongst providers. Through these means, the team aims to decrease provider burnout by filtering out messages that either are not urgent or that are not appropriate for a provider’s In Basket.

Pharmacy Deep Dive (PHARMD2)

Pharmacy Deep Dive is a new project this semester focusing on better understanding the Michigan Medicine pharmacy and its workflow. Using a combination of literature review and data visualization/analysis, Pharmacy Deep Dive hopes to expand the knowledge of the pharmacy to identify potential areas of improvement.

Methods for Estimating Resources for Clinical Intervention (MERCI)

MERCI uses simulation software in an attempt to better allocate resources for lung screening implementation at the VA to better source materials to better serve the targeted community.

Support of Radiology Technologists Scheduling (RADTECH)

RADTECH assists the Michigan Medicine Interventional Radiology department with their scheduling efforts by generating shift and room assignments according to the scheduling rules, staffing times, and room needs in the Interventional Radiology department.

Resident Sleep and Mental Health (RSMH)

RSMH is a new project this semester evaluating resident schedules through historic trends and literature review, as well as direct contact with Michigan Medicine residents in an attempt to reduce perpetual resident burnout seen within hospitals nationwide.

Personalized Screening Algorithms for Maternal Health (PSAMH)

PSAMH is looking at creating an algorithm to evaluate both social and health factors that go into treatment plans for expecting mothers. The team aims to find the optimal results for treatment while minimizing resource use and improving patient equity.

Reimagining Operations for Antenatal Care Delivery (ROAD)

The ROAD Team aims to improve health outcomes for high risk prenatal patients by simulating Michigan Medicine’s care plans. The team hopes to intake information about clinical capacity and patient volume data.

Development Operations (DEVOPS)

DevOps is an internal project this semester focusing on improving CHEPS’s approach to solving optimization problems. DevOps is focused on revamping the existing CHEPS code library in order to create a more organized and user-friendly optimization library for all CHEPSters to use.

Provider Scheduling Project (PROV SCHED)

The Provider Scheduling Team works to more efficiently build high-quality schedules for Michigan Medicine clinicians.

Design & Formulation
The Design & Formulation team creates mathematical models to meet the scheduling needs of our clinical partners, as well as evaluates existing models for ways to iteratively improve our scheduling tools to meet evolving departmental needs.

The coding team is in charge of implementing the rules determined by the formulation team into the coding scripts that the schedules are generated from.

Users are the main contact point to our clinical partners. The Users team is in charge of building schedules as well as translating information provided by our partners to the other appropriate Provider Scheduling subteams.

Quality Assurance
The Quality Assurance team exhaustively tests and attempts to break our Provider Scheduling tools. They relay any issues back to the Coding team to fix the code.

The UI/UX team is developing a web application that will provide a centralized platform on which our clinical partners can review and update rules and inputs for their respective scheduling projects.