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Health Systems Engineering Program - Oakland Campus: Home

This guide provides research assistance and resources for students in the Health Systems Engineering Program.


This guide is meant to help with your library research and provide resources for the Health Systems Engineering Program. The guide presents you with general tips for finding appropriate resources and relevant news.

Access Our Library Anywhere!

Access to full-text library resources from off-campus is easy! 

Search as you normally do, click on the link to full-text, log in with your Pitt email login and password, and you're good to go for your entire searching session! Access will work best if you stay in the same browser.

Citing Sources Using a Citation Manager

Keep track of all of your reference lists and bibliographies. Pitt's library resources work with citation management tools and allow you to import citations from sources like PITTCat+ and article databases. 

The Power of Patient E-Visits

Workload Optimization for Healthcare Systems (Video)

Healthcare is ideal for workload-optimized systems, because they can help provide faster access to personalized medicine-resulting in improved patient care. In 2012, vendors will continue to develop cloud databases and supercomputers-such as IBM Watson-to store and process large volumes of "big data" collected via EHR and genomic data stores. Healthcare providers must also grapple with storing vast amounts of images and data for years, and workload optimization paradigms can help deliver solutions to meet these challenges.

Library Handout


PittCat+, University of Pittsburgh, University Library System

Search PITTCat+ for articles, books, & more


PITTCat+is the gateway searching tool for all of the materials owned by the University Library system (ULS), including articles, books, e-books, journals, e-journals, e-audio and e-video, digital images, government documents, microfilm and movies.