Schooling the Next Generation of Industrial Engineers

Catching up with the MHEFI Scholarship Recipient

Sreenath Chalil Madathil enjoyed the two years he spent as a research scientist at Binghamton University, so when a faculty position opened up, he jumped at the opportunity. Now, he’s teaching the next generation of industrial engineers and researching how to improve the experience for patients in the U.S. health care system.

Chalil Madathil, a 38-year-old native of Kannur, India, became an assistant professor at Binghamton this fall. His research involves helping hospitals and other health care providers use data to make better decisions, recognizing that the United States spends more money per capita on health care than any other country but lags behind many nations in terms of patient outcomes and experiences.

“Within the health care system, the focus is on patient-centered care, so I’m looking to see how we can use datadriven approaches to capture the U.S. patient experience and then improve it,” Chalil Madathil said. “By looking at the inefficiencies in health systems, we can create a better experience not only for patients but also for health-care workers. In terms of outcomes, there’s a lot of room for improvement”…

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