Adio Wins People’s Choice Award at Healthcare Systems Conference

March 1, 2019

Adio posing with her poster at conferenceBATON ROUGE, LA – Oluwakemi Adio, a PhD candidate in engineering science with a concentration in industrial engineering at LSU, earned the People’s Choice Award for her poster presentation at the 2019 Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference in San Antonio.

Her poster, titled “Community Paramedics’ Knowledge and Perception of Frequent ED Use(r),” discusses part of her dissertation research on a holistic evaluation of a community paramedicine program run by East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Medical Services. In short, Adio’s research finds that providing adequate community health training to paramedics may reduce healthcare waste and unnecessary emergency department visits, thereby lessening strain on overcrowded EDs.

Conference attendees voted on the best poster out of all submissions—from students, professionals and academics—to determine the People’s Choice Award.

The Society for Health Systems, which is part of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, sponsored the HSPI Conference.


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