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Optimal Schedule of Home Care Visits for a Health Care Center [chapter]

Filipe Alves, Ana I. Pereira, Florbela P. Fernandes, Adília Fernandes, Paulo Leitão, Anabela Martins
2017 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The main goal of this work is to carry out the automatic schedule of home care visits, of one Portuguese Health Care Center, in order to minimize the time spent in all home care visits and, consequently  ...  The developed algorithms were coded in MatLab Software and the problem was efficiently solved, obtaining several schedule solutions of home care visits for the presented data.  ...  This work has been supported by COMPETE: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007043 and FCT -Fundru;ao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia within the Project Scope: UID/CEC/00319/2013.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-62398-6_10 fatcat:zsfskj5nq5ci5ngufpzx2edtie

Automatic Nurse Allocation based on a Population Algorithm for Home Health Care

Filipe Alves, Ana Rocha, Ana Pereira, Paulo Leitão
2020 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems  
The main goal of this work is to carry out the automatic nurse's allocation of home care visits, of one Bragança Health Unit, in order to minimize the nurse's workload balancing, spent time in all home  ...  The developed methodologies were codified in MatLab Software and the problems were efficiently solved, obtaining several nurse's allocation solutions of home care visits for the presented case study.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work has been supported by COMPETE: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007043 and FCT -Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia within the project UID/CEC/00319/2019.  ... 
doi:10.5220/0009386103950402 dblp:conf/icores/0002RPL20 fatcat:bkip6x6r7bdrzcy6fbmfpci3aq

Scheduling Optimization of Home Health Care Service Considering Patients' Priorities and Time Windows

Gang Du, Xi Liang, Chuanwang Sun
2017 Sustainability  
According to the existing research of home health care, combined with practical difficulties and features, this paper focuses on the scheduling optimization of home health care service by considering patients  ...  This research focuses on the home health care scheduling optimization problem with known demands and service capabilities.  ...  Author Contributions: All of the authors have contributed to the model construction and optimization. Gang Du wrote the whole manuscript and solved the model. Xi Liang helped gather data.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su9020253 fatcat:63ka7kdspna5danholstatxfrm

The effect of workforce assignment on performance: Evidence from home health care

Guy David, Kunhee Lucy Kim
2018 Journal of Health Economics  
In this study of more than 43,000 home health episodes following a hospitalization, handoffs between skilled nursing providers-a marker of discontinuity of care-substantially increased hospital readmissions  ...  The estimates imply that a single handoff increases the likelihood of 30-day hospital readmission by 16% and that one in four hospitalizations during home health care could be avoided if handoffs were  ...  They excluded episodes consisting of a single visit, as well as patients who had multiple subsequent home health episodes, as these home health stays may have different patterns of visit schedules and  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jhealeco.2018.03.003 pmid:29627675 fatcat:gum6moopmfho5a7d4llk4gzmku

Teaching While Learning While Practicing

Michael A. Clay, Andrea L. Sikon, Monica L. Lypson, Arthur Gomez, Laurie Kennedy-Malone, Jada Bussey-Jones, Judith L. Bowen
2013 Academic Medicine  
Quality and safety are hallmarks of the medical home: Practices advocate for their patients to support the attainment of optimal, patient-centered outcomes that are defined by a care planning process driven  ...  (Payments for care management services that fall outside of the face-to-face visit, as described above, should not result in a reduction in the payments for face-to-face visits).  ... 
doi:10.1097/acm.0b013e31829ecf89 pmid:23887006 fatcat:6r4rn4zwxfbczgjpsls2ej6rdu

A matheuristic-based approach for the multi-depot home health care assignment, routing and scheduling problem

Jérémy Decerle, Olivier Grunder, Amir Hajjam El Hassani, Oussama Barakat
2020 Reserche operationelle  
Thus, we suggest a mixed-integer programming model of the multi -depot home health care assignment, routing, and scheduling problem without prior assignment of caregivers to the home health care offices  ...  Home health care structures provide care for the elderly, people with disabilities as well as patients with chronic conditions.  ...  [27] have aimed at calculating the amount of personnel required to ensure the activity of a home health care center on a tactical horizon.  ... 
doi:10.1051/ro/2020057 fatcat:se2lghzefbddxpesvmveqzvicy

Usage of a Web-Based Platform for Home Care Providers in the Pandemic Context [chapter]

Virginia Sandulescu, Sorin Puscoci, Monica Petre, Minodora Dumitrache, Alexandru Girlea, Viorel Bota
2021 Studies in Health Technology and Informatics  
The paper presents the usage of a platform for home care providers that integrates telemonitoring functionalities in the context of the recent COVID-19 pandemic.  ...  Acknowledgment This work has been supported through the Project: Dispatching and Management Center for Optimizing Home Care Integrated Services, from Operational Competitiveness Program 2014-2020 Axis  ...  1 -Romanian Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitalization.  ... 
doi:10.3233/shti210360 pmid:34042853 fatcat:qajt3bndnrc3jmqtefwb6r43o4

Optimizing a Nurse-led Transitional Home Visit Program in Preparation for a Randomized Control Trial

Hadley S Sauers-Ford, Heather Tubbs-Cooley, Angela M Statile, Rita H Pickler, Christine M White, Susan Wade-Murphy, Jennifer M Gold, Samir S Shah, Jeffrey M Simmons, Katherine A Auger, JoAnne Bachus, Andrew F Beck (+11 others)
2017 Pediatric Quality & Safety  
The Hospital to Home Outcomes study began with the end goal of evaluating the effectiveness of a single, nurse-led transitional home visit (home visit) program, for acutely ill, pediatric patients, which  ...  Optimization home visits were completed with 301 families across a variety of discharge diagnoses. The outcomes planned for the clinical trial were tested and refined.  ...  This work was supported through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Award (IHS-1306-0081 to SSS).  ... 
doi:10.1097/pq9.0000000000000012 pmid:30229150 pmcid:PMC6132790 fatcat:jk4poxb37rbjrpwvuawzm3kju4

A descriptive retrospective study of time consumption in home care services: how do employees use their working time?

Solrun G Holm, Ragnhild O Angelsen
2014 BMC Health Services Research  
Home care services in Norway are provided for free, and municipalities are responsible for their provision to all those in need of them, in accordance with the Act on Municipal Health and Care Services  ...  Methods: This article sets out a descriptive retrospective study of day-schedules and driving routes for staff working in home care services. Data were analyzed using GIS.  ...  Many articles discuss how to solve the planning problems for home health care services, and balance the workload and optimal driving routes [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] . Eveborn et al.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-439 pmid:25258004 pmcid:PMC4263042 fatcat:3fbpxxvum5dcpgbzmz4nh5hxl4

Patient-centered medical home services in 29 rural primary care practices: a work in progress

A Clinton MacKinney, Fred Ullrich, Keith J Mueller
2011 Rural policy brief  
 On average, rural primary care practices in a national survey of 29 practices optimally provided less than one-third of patient-centered medical home services and processes.  Optimal delivery of patient-centered  ...  medical home services varied across 5 domains (access to care, population-based, quality, care management, and clinical information management), from 18% of practices delivering optimal population-based  ...  Department of Health and Human Services (Grant # U1C RH20419) RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, 200  ... 
pmid:22031981 fatcat:fu7kbheutvbubh3mcjjauq6bku

Top Ten Tips for Successfully Implementing a Diabetes Telehealth Program

Stephanie Crossen, Jennifer Raymond, Aaron B Neinstein
2020 Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics  
This article provides background information, specific recommendations for effective implementation, and a vision for the future landscape of tele-diabetes care in order to guide interested providers and  ...  Diabetes management is well-suited to use of telehealth, and recent improvements in both diabetes technology and telehealth policy make this an ideal time for diabetes providers to begin integrating telehealth  ...  Acknowledgments The authors appreciate the expert input of Linda Branagan, PhD, and Carol Yarbrough, MBA, of the UCSF Telehealth Resource Center.  ... 
doi:10.1089/dia.2020.0042 pmid:32191141 pmcid:PMC7757601 fatcat:mulh72gw3bgvjeqysp5zmebrue

Scheduled telephone visits in the veterans health administration patient-centered medical home

Nina R Sperber, Heather A King, Karen Steinhauser, Natalie Ammarell, Susanne Danus, Benjamin J Powers
2014 BMC Health Services Research  
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) patient-centered medical home model, Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT), includes telephone visits to improve care access and efficiency.  ...  In this way, scheduled telephone visits may serve as both a substitute for in-person care for certain situations and a supplement to in-person interaction.  ...  Acknowledgements The second author (HAK) was supported by a post-doctoral fellowship from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Academic Affiliations, Health Services Research and Development Service  ... 
doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-145 pmid:24690086 pmcid:PMC3976456 fatcat:uekzapiijbfvxhwkm54rksindi

Study on the Home Health Caregiver Scheduling Problem under a Resource Sharing Mode considering Differences in Working Time and Customer Satisfaction

Heping Wang, Yuke He, Yan Li, Fuyu Wang
2020 Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society  
In this context, a home health caregiver scheduling problem under the resource sharing mode is studied in this paper.  ...  Finally, the resource sharing model is compared with the traditional model through a case, and the rationality of home health caregiver scheduling in the resource sharing model is discussed in terms of  ...  to the health care center.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2020/7360765 fatcat:fw22r44p7zhjdj4ke6v6pifeee

Resident Physician Perspectives on Outpatient Continuity of Care

Mark L. Wieland, Thomas M. Jaeger, John B. Bundrick, Karen F. Mauck, Jason A. Post, Matthew R. Thomas, Kris G. Thomas
2013 Journal of Graduate Medical Education  
We used these themes to derive recommendations for improving continuity of care in a resident ambulatory clinic.  ...  The study encompassed 112 internal medicine residents at a large academic medical center in the Midwest. We conducted 2 hours of facilitated discussion with 18 small groups of residents.  ...  Most of the resident care teams and firms are further embedded in a patient-centered medical home, characterized by the allied health staff and systems built for coordinated primary care delivery.  ... 
doi:10.4300/jgme-05-04-40 pmid:24455021 pmcid:PMC3886471 fatcat:3ecafd4yejew7idftsslclznsq

UtilizingFamily-Centered Process and Outcome Measures to Assess Hospital-to-Home Transition Quality

Arti D. Desai, Tamara D. Simon, JoAnna K. Leyenaar, Maria T. Britto, Rita Mangione-Smith
2018 Academic pediatrics  
These include poor preparation for home care management, conflicting expectations regarding the recovery process, lack of support after discharge, and discontinuity of care. 1 Approximately 1 of 4 pediatric  ...  patients experience a postdischarge problem, 2 with one third of these requiring significant action from a health care provider. 3 Thus, efforts to standardize pediatric hospitalization discharge processes  ...  These quality measures focus on care processes related to preparing families for hospital-and ED-to-home transitions and include assessments of the quality of discharge education, assistance with scheduling  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.acap.2018.07.013 pmid:30077673 pmcid:PMC6598693 fatcat:5ybigjpim5hc7p4gazav2dxese
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