HCESC Grows Again

We are pleased to introduce Joerg Heintz, as our new Data Science Program Manager of the Health Care Engineering Systems Center (HCESC).

Joerg joined HCESC on March 1, 2017. He brings with him a proven track record in IT service & delivery in health care and industry settings, and gained his experience in data science at NCSA and at the U of I’s NIH BD2K Center for Large Genomic Data, where he served as Associate Director. He was instrumental as Management Consultant for IBM where he delivered IT strategic programs for fortune 500 companies.

Joerg will serve as liaison between HCESC and The OSF Saint Francis Medical Center at Peoria. He will lead our health data analytics activities and will manage the prospective data science initiatives “Improving the Readmission Model for the Pediatric Population” and “Prediction of Medical Descriptions”.

Please feel free to write Joerg an email at jheintz@illinois.edu  or to meet with him in room 1209 of the HCESC offices at 1206 W. Clark St, Urbana, IL .



Jump ARCHES Request for Proposals is now closed

ARCHES Funding – Request for Proposals

The Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation [Jump ARCHES] Endowment-the goal of this competitive grant is to improve healthcare quality and patient safety through the combined efforts of engineers and clinicians.

Jump ARCHES 2016 RFP-is now closed. Please check back in Spring of 2017 for the next cycle announcement.

  • The request for Proposals Opens*: Please check here for the next cycle announcement in Spring 2017.

On-Site Registration for 3rd HCES Symposium Is Available

Registration for the 3rd Health Care Engineering Systems Symposium is now Closed. But, You can still join us at the symposium and register on-site same day!

Life Science Researchers, Engineers, Clinicians, and Students-don’t miss this opportunity to learn about new technology that is changing the face of health care!

Friday, September 9, 2016
Time: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Jump Trading  Simulation and Education Center
Auditorium B
1306 N. Berkeley Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603

Questions and further information may be directed to Dr. Antonios Michalos, Associate Director, HCESC at michalos@Illinois.edu.

Jump Collaboration Highlighted

Jump collaboration highlighted

Peoria Journal-Star (Peoria, Ill., Aug. 30) – A host of officials in academia, industry, government and the health care sector gathered Tuesday at the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center in Peoria, where OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine have partnered in areas of health care education, research and innovation. U. of I. President Tim Killeen says the school is “doubling down” on its commitment to enlarge student experiences with a pledge to forge new partnerships, and he brought a contingent of faculty to Peoria to explore strategic alliances with lawmakers and representatives of industry giants such as Caterpillar Inc.





Kesavadas a Keynote Speaker at ASME

Kesavadas presentation, “Virtual reality in Biomedicine” to be featured at ASME Conference

Thenkurussi “Kesh” Kesavadas, director of Health Care Engineering Systems Center the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will shared his expertise as a featured speaker at the cutting-edge IDETC/CIE Conference and Expo https://www.asme.org/events/idetccie/speakers, sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

“Computer simulation and virtual reality now play a stronger role in healthcare, revolutionizing the way medical professionals provide treatment,” explained Kesavadas, who is also a professor of industrial and enterprise systems engineering at Illinois. “One application of virtual reality is robot-assisted surgery in pediatric cardiac care. Amid this progress, however, is a void in the education and training necessary to prepare caregivers to use simulation tools.”

His presentation, “Virtual reality in Biomedicine,” was delivered on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the Charlotte (NC) Convention Center.