RCHE Publications


Int. J. Healthcare Technology and Management, Vol.8, Nos 3-4, 2007


With start-up funding provided by the Regenstrief Foundation,Purdue University has created the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE) ‎to design, implement and sustain interdisciplinary solutions to improve the safety, ‎quality, efficiency and accessibility of healthcare delivery systems. RCHE’s primary ‎goal is to bring a systems-analysis approach to improving the processes of healthcare ‎delivery, not to provide tools or techniques for medical research, diagnosis, or treatment. ‎This article will describe RCHE’s business model; that is, how RCHE ‘engineers’ ‎interdisciplinary solutions, using the multiple perspectives of healthcare and multiple ‎project time scales to organize and leverage healthcare delivery transformation. We then ‎illustrate the model through the description of projects conducted with RCHE’s ‎‎‘partnerships’ with various healthcare delivery organizations. We conclude with a ‎discussion of future directions for RCHE. ‎


healthcare delivery, interdisciplinary, metrics, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE), systems analysis, transformational

Date of this Version

September 2007