Preface.- Introduction.- An Optimization-Based Prototype for Nurse Assignment.- Use of Patient Flow Analysis to Improve Patient Visits.- Evaluation of Operating Room Suite Efficiency in the Veterans Health Administration System.- Computer Simulation in Operating Room Management for Improving Process Performance.- Decision Support Systems for Surgery Scheduling.- Algorithmic Prediction of Health-Care Costs.- Optimization Models for Abnormal Brain Activity Classification.- Reducing Delays for Medical Appointments.- Advances in Surgical Process Scheduling.- Integer Programming for Assigning Block Time to Surgical Groups.- Solving Surgical Cases with Assignment Problem.- Surgical Case Scheduling as a Generalized Job Shop Scheduling Problem.- Applications of Operations Research in Health Care Delivery.- The Effects of Procedure Scheduling on Emergency Room Throughput.- Operating Theatre Optimization: A Resource Constrained Based Solving Approach.- Bed Demand Prediction Using Support Vector Machines.- Optimization Modeling of Hospital Operating Room Planning.- Algorithms for Authomatically Assigning Patients to Beds.- A Model-Driven Approach to Simulation in Health Care.- Health Care Simulation in UML.- Business Modeling and Data Mining.- Data Mining Techniques in Healthcare Data Warehouses.- UML Profile Approach to Modeling Web Services in Healthcare.- References.- Index
This book presents some recent systems engineering and mathematical tools for health care along with their real-world applications by health care practitioners and engineers. Advanced approaches, tools, and algorithms used in operating room scheduling and patient flow are covered. State-of-the-art results from applications of data mining, business process modeling, and simulation in healthcare, together with optimization methods, form the core of the volume.
Systems Analysis Tools for Better Health Care Delivery illustrates the increased need of partnership between engineers and health care professionals. This book will benefit researchers and practitioners in health care delivery institutions, staff members and professionals of specialized hospital units, and lecturers and graduate students in engineering, applied mathematics, business administration and health care.
Presents the most recent systems engineering and mathematical tools for health care and its applications
Shows and promotes the increased need for partnership between engineers and health care professionals
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