Systems Analysis Tools for Better Health Care Delivery

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Panos M. Pardalos, Pando G. Georgiev, Petraq Papajorgji, Britta Neugaard
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 4, 2013 - Mathematics - 178 pages

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.

 

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Contents

Optimization Methods for LargeScale Radiotherapy Problems
1
Portable Asset Management in Hospitals
21
Stochastic Integer Programming in Healthcare Delivery
37
An Expository Discourse of EHealth
49
An Integer Programming Model with a Practical Application
64
Clinical Data Mining to Discover Optimal Treatment Patterns
99
Exploring the Parallels Between a Hospital Pharmacy and a Distribution Center
131
What Does It Take in Practice?
151
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