Dr. Mecit Can Emre Simsekler

Dr. Mecit Can Emre Simsekler

Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Address: P.O.Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971-(0)2-501 8410

Fax: +971-(0)2-4472442

Email: emre.simsekler@ku.ac.ae 

 

Dr. Mecit Can Emre Simsekler is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Khalifa University of Science & Technology, Abu Dhabi. In addition, he is an Honorary Research Associate at the University College London (UCL) School of Management, London, and has visiting scholar affiliations at Boston Children’s Hospital (Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School), and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

 

Dr. Simsekler obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 2015. During his PhD, he was a visiting researcher in the Center for Medical Innovation System at the University of Tokyo (Summer 2012), and in the Center for Patient Safety and Quality Research at Boston Children’s Hospital (Summer 2014). After completing his PhD, he worked as a Research Associate at the UCL School of Management between 2015 and 2016.

 

Dr. Simsekler’s research focuses on healthcare operations and system design for patient safety, quality and efficiency. Leveraging principles from operations management and systems thinking, he explores proactive approaches for managing operational failures and safety risks to drive transformational system innovation and improvement. He has served as investigator or co-investigator on several research grants (total value over $1.6M) to improve healthcare operations and supply chain through various tools and methods, such as lean, blockchain and machine learning.

 

Dr. Simsekler teaches courses on operations management, industrial and systems engineering. In line with his research activities, he has developed and taught the Healthcare Analytics & Management and Healthcare Operations Management courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, respectively.

 

He is the founder and director of the Healthcare Analytics and Management Initiative (HAMI), which is a platform exploring innovative approaches to enhance the value of healthcare delivery. He is also a member of the following professional organizations:

– Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)

– The Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (MSOM)

– Healthcare Application Society (HAS)

– Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

– European Operations Management Association (EUROMA)

– The Q Community

 

  • Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2015
  • M.Sc., University of Warwick, 2010
  • B.Sc., University of Istanbul, 2007
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Healthcare Operations Management
  • Healthcare Analytics and Management
  • Engineering Economic Analysis
  • Healthcare Operations Management
  • Patient Safety and Quality Analytics
  • Healthcare Risk Management
  • Healthcare System Design
  • Lean in Healthcare Applications
  • Blockchain Applications in Healthcare
  • Machine Learning in Healthcare

  

 

  • Journal Articles (Peer-reviewed)
    • Simsekler MCE, Gurses AP, Smith BE, Ozonoff A. The Integration of Multiple Methods in Identifying Patient Safety Risks, Safety Science, 2019;118:530-537
    • Alibasic A, Simsekler MCE, Kurfess T, Woon WL, Omar MA. Utilizing data science techniques to analyze skill and demand changes in health care occupations (forthcoming at Soft Computing)
    • Ellahham S, Ellahham N, Simsekler, MCE. The Application of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Safety Context: Opportunities and Challenges (forthcoming at American Journal of Medical Quality)
    • Simsekler MCE, Kaya GK, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Evaluating Inputs of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis in Identifying Patient Safety Risks, International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 2019;32(1):191-207
    • Simsekler MCE. The Link between Healthcare Risk Identification and Patient Safety Culture, International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 2019;32(3):574-587
    • Simsekler MCE, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Evaluation of System Mapping Approaches in Identifying Patient Safety Risks, The International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2018;30(3):227–233
    • Simsekler MCE, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Design for Patient Safety: A Systems-based Risk Identification Framework, Ergonomics. 2018;61(8):1046-1064
    • Simsekler MCE, Card AJ, Ruggeri K, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. A comparison of the methods used to support risk identification for patient safety in one UK NHS foundation trust. Clinical Risk. 2015;21:37–46
    • Simsekler MCE, Card AJ, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Trust-Level Risk Identification Guidance in the NHS East of England. The International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine. 2015;27(2):67–76
    • Kurutkan MN, Usta E, Orhan F, Simsekler MCE. Application of the IHI Global Trigger Tool in measuring the adverse event rate in a Turkish healthcare setting. The International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine. 2015;27(1):11–21
    • Card AJ, Simsekler MCE, Clark M, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Use of the Generating Options for Active Risk Control (GO-ARC) Technique can lead to more robust risk control options. The International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine. 2014;26(4):199–211
    • Yetisen AK, Martinez-Hurtado JL, da Cruz Vasconcellos F, Simsekler MCE, Akram MS, Lowe CR. The regulation of mobile medical applications. Lab Chip. 2014 Mar 7;14(5):833–40
  • Reports
    • Simsekler MCE, Toward a Hazard Identification Method for Healthcare System Quality Improvement. Technical Report. Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge; 2011
    • Simsekler MCE, Masuda S, Go S, Hiromichi K. The Differences in Safety Culture to Hazard Identification between Japan and the UK. University of Tokyo CMSI Report, Tokyo, Japan; 2012
  • Conference Proceedings, Abstracts and Posters (Peer-reviewed)
    • Simsekler MCE, Alalami M, Ellahham S, Ozonoff A, Evaluating the Impact of Safety Culture Dimensions on Patient Safety using Machine Learning. 9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM), Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam; 2019
    • Alkaabi M, Al Kaf A, Jayaraman R, Demirli K, Simsekler MCE. A Review on the Implementation of System Modelling Techniques in Lean Healthcare Applications. The IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), Macau; 2019
    • Omar IA, Jayaraman R, Salah K, Simsekler MCE. Exploiting Ethereum Smart Contracts for Clinical Trial Management. 16th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA), Abu Dhabi, UAE; 2019
    • Alkaabi M, Al Kaf A, Jayaraman R, Demirli K, Simsekler MCE. Utilizing System Modelling Techniques in Lean Healthcare Applications. IISE Annual Conference, Orlando, US; 2019
    • Simsekler MCE, Alkaabi M, Jayaraman R, Demirli K, Tuzcu EM. Utilizing System Modelling Techniques for Comprehensive Waste Identification in Lean Healthcare Applications. 26th EUROMA Conference, Helsinki, Finland; 2019
    • Alkaabi M, Jayaraman R, Simsekler MCE. Utilizing System Modelling Techniques in Lean Healthcare Applications, UAEGSRC; Abu Dhabi, UAE; 2019
    • Simsekler MCE, Jayaraman R. Risk Identification Practice in Patient Safety Context. The IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), Bangkok, Thailand; 2018
    • Simsekler MCE, Gokpinar B. Toward a Risk Management Perspective on Medical Errors in Healthcare Organizations. Institute of Industrial Engineering Annual Conference, Anaheim, US; 2016
    • Simsekler MCE, Gokpinar B. An Empirical Study of Safety Improvement by Risk Management Guidance in Healthcare Organisations. 2nd GJCIE, Istanbul, Turkey; 2016
    • Kaya GK, Canbaz HT, Simsekler MCE, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Risk Management in Hospital Settings: Understanding and Improving the Current Practice. 2nd GJCIE, Istanbul, Turkey; 2016
    • Simsekler MCE, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Considering Different Nature of Hazards in Risk Identification for Patient Safety Improvement. IARMM 2nd World Congress of Clinical Safety – Risk in Clinical Care, Heidelberg, Germany; 2013
    • Simsekler MCE, Long J, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Understanding the Differences in Hazard Identification Process in Healthcare and Other High-Hazard Industries. ISQua’s 30th International Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland; 2013
    • Orhan F, Simsekler MCE, Ozgules B. A New Approach in Risk Assessment for Healthcare Services: Risk Identification in Bow-Tie Model through a Case Study. 7th International Conference on Healthcare Quality, Accreditation and Patient Safety, Antalya, Turkey; 2013
    • Long J, Simsekler MCE, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Design for Patient Safety – A Prospective Hazard Analysis Framework for Healthcare Systems. IARMM 2nd World Congress of Clinical Safety – Risk in Clinical Care, Heidelberg, Germany; 2013
    • Simsekler MCE, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. The Importance of System Familiarization for Hazard Identification in Healthcare Environments. 6th International Conference on Healthcare Quality, Accreditation and Patient Safety, Antalya, Turkey; 2012
  • Academic Presentations and Talks
    • Alkaabi M, Simsekler MCE, Jayaraman R, Demirli K, Tuzcu EM. Utilization of System Modelling Techniques in Lean Healthcare Applications, INFORMS Annual Meeting; Seattle, US; 2019
    • Omar IA, Jayaraman R, Salah K, Simsekler MCE. Improving Clinical Trial Data Management Using Blockchain Technology, INFORMS Annual Meeting; Seattle, US; 2019
    • Simsekler MCE, Gokpinar B. Codified Knowledge Sharing and Operational Failures in Healthcare: Evidence from NHS Hospitals’ Risk Management Documents, INFORMS Annual Meeting; Phoenix, US; 2018
    • Jayaraman R, Simsekler MCE. Improving Supply Chain Process Efficiency and Data Transparency Using Blockchain Technology, INFORMS Annual Meeting; Phoenix, US; 2018
    • Simsekler MCE. The Impact of Risk Management Policy and Practice on Healthcare Operational Performance, POMS International Conference; Granada, Spain; 2018
    • Simsekler MCE. A Systems-based Risk Assessment to Patient Safety and Continuous Improvement, The International Conference on Patient Flow Management; Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2018
    • Simsekler MCE, Gokpinar B. Codified Knowledge Sharing and Operational Failures in Healthcare: Evidence from NHS Hospitals’ Risk Management Documents, INFORMS Annual Meeting; Nashville, US; 2016
    • Simsekler MCE, Gokpinar B. The Impact of Knowledge Sharing on Healthcare Risk Management Performance, POMS 27th Annual Conference; Orlando, US; 2016
    • Simsekler MCE. Prospective Risk Management and Lean Thinking, Medicabil Lean Hospital Conference; Bursa, Turkey; 2016
    • Simsekler MCE. Systems-based User-centered Risk Identification in Healthcare, 6th International Performance and Quality in Health Care Congress; Antalya, Turkey; 2016
    • Simsekler MCE, Gokpinar B. The Impact of Knowledge Sharing on Healthcare Risk Management Performance, INFORMS Annual Meeting; Philadelphia, US; 2015
    • Simsekler MCE. Risk Management Practice in Healthcare, 5th International Congress on Performance in Health and Quality; Antalya, Turkey; 2014
    • Simsekler MCE. Systems-based User-Centered Risk Management in Healthcare Environments, Hitachi Hospital. Ibaraki, Japan; 2012