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Using Visual Analytics to Improve Hospital Scheduling and Patient Flow

Janna Anneke Fitzgerald, Ann Dadich
2009 Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research  
The processes were represented by collecting and assembling information about room capacity, room use, patient-scheduling practices, staff capacity, and equipment availability.  ...  Premised on visual analytics, the paper describes the way a software program was used to represent sonography department processes within a virtual environment.  ...  Visual Analytics in Healthcare Given its practical value, visual analytics might help to improve patient flow within EDs.  ... 
doi:10.4067/s0718-18762009000200003 fatcat:mvr3gks5sje3nckmtw2br6ab5y

Health services innovation: evaluating process changes to improve patient flow

Janna Anneke Fitzgerald, Kathy Eljiz, Ann Dadich, Terry Sloan, Kathryn J. Hayes
2011 International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management  
Data collected included time stamps and booking schedules in the Imaging Department (ID), semi-structured interviews and patient flow observations from the ED to the ID.  ...  To reduce "access block" (where service demands exceed the ED's capacity) work processes in the ED of a public hospital were analysed using animated simulation.  ...  This research demonstrates that managers and clinicians who wish to change operational procedures in health care settings would be well advised to consider visual computer process animations as a communication  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijhtm.2011.040479 fatcat:nhv25f5hzrcchopwljguiffbnq

Guest Editors' Introduction on eHealth and Services Computing in Healthcare

Carolyn McGregor, Anthony Maeder
2009 Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research  
The second paper entitled "Using Visual Analytics to Improve Hospital Scheduling and Patient Flow" co-authored by Janna Anneke Fitzgerald and Ann Dadich presents an innovative approach to extend the lean  ...  The main purpose of eHealth is to provide better use of information in health care settings, to improve the quality of patient care and the efficiency of clinical processes.  ...  The guest authors wish to express their deep gratitude to the reviewers of this special issue for their time and effort in providing detailed and timely reviews and also the support of the journal editor  ... 
doi:10.4067/s0718-18762009000200001 fatcat:u2udo3rsxzectoyk7mnpzg3wc4

Development of data integration and visualization tools for the Department of Radiology to display operational and strategic metrics

Santiago Romero-Brufau, Petro Kostandy, Kayse Lee Maass, Phichet Wutthisirisart, Mustafa Sir, Brian Bartholmai, Mickael Stuve, Kalyan Pasupathy
2018 AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings  
These systems were implemented in our hospital and improved the availability of data to our staff and leadership, making performance gaps visible and generating new targets for quality improvement projects  ...  Visualizing process metrics can help identify targets for improvement initiatives. Dashboards and scorecards are tools to visualize important metrics in an easily interpretable manner.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to especially thank Mickael Stuve, RT and Derek Rosin for their work on the scorecard and dashboard, respectively, as well as the rest of the RadCELL core team  ... 
pmid:30815137 pmcid:PMC6371359 fatcat:rwstg4hxhnh7rb22fsj7ticxjq

Discrete-Event Simulation of Health Care Systems [chapter]

Sheldon H. Jacobson, Shane N. Hall, James R. Swisher
2006 International Series in Operations Research and Management Science  
Discrete-event simulation has become a popular and effective decision-making tool for the optimal allocation of scarce health care resources to improve patient flow, while minimizing health care delivery  ...  costs and increasing patient satisfaction.  ...  Acknowledgements: The authors wish to thank Dr. R.W. Hall for his comments and feedback on an earlier draft of this chapter, resulting in a significantly improved final version.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-33636-7_8 fatcat:3t6rixottfg67bav2ewjrl44fe

Application Of Simulation And Response Surface To Optimize Hospital Resources

Shamsuddin Ahmed, Francis Amagoh
2010 Zenodo  
Results of the study could be used as a service improvement tool to help hospital management in improving patient throughput and service quality in the hospital system.  ...  Using results of the simulation, response surface models were developed to explain patient waiting time and the total time patients spend in the hospital system.  ...  Reference [4] used visual analytics simulation model to identify solutions that would improve the efficiency of a hospital.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1085365 fatcat:byfbp5cxgvgc5asohqhlsfie7e

A simulation based analysis on reducing patient waiting time for consultation in an outpatient eye clinic

Xianfei Jin, Appa Iyer Sivakumar, Sing Yong Lim
2013 2013 Winter Simulations Conference (WSC)  
Several proposed strategies, such as pool scheduling of patients, uniform patient arrivals and improved process flow, have been studied.  ...  This paper presents a preliminary analysis to reduce patient waiting time for consultation in an outpatient eye clinic, using a data driven discrete event simulation model.  ...  Kucy Ping Ng at Tan Tock Seng Hospital for giving the opportunity to conduct this study and for the support in providing information and direction in the development of the simulation model and the associated  ... 
doi:10.1109/wsc.2013.6721596 dblp:conf/wsc/JinSL13 fatcat:6imq4qmzevggfpnwodntd76byu

Use of simulation to solve outpatient clinic problems: A review of the literature

Tang Sai Hong, Pah Pin Shang, Manohar Arumugam, Rosnah Mohd Yusuff
2013 South African Journal of Industrial Engineering  
Simulation tools have been used to ameliorate deficiencies in the appointment system, resource allocation, and patient flow management that are the root causes of these problems.  ...  The increasing demand for outpatient services has led to overcrowded clinics, long waiting times for patients, and extended staff working hours in outpatient clinics.  ...  They used simulation modelling as a tool to identify improvement alternatives and to quantify potential improvements in performance.  ... 
doi:10.7166/24-3-551 fatcat:v2xigdxskzddhhpvhoftvpwa5q

Development and Performance of a Clinical Decision Support Tool to Inform Resource Utilization for Elective Operations

Benjamin A. Goldstein, Marcelo Cerullo, Vijay Krishnamoorthy, Jeanna Blitz, Leila Mureebe, Wendy Webster, Felicia Dunston, Andrew Stirling, Jennifer Gagnon, Charles D. Scales
2020 JAMA Network Open  
of patients undergoing scheduled elective procedures from January 1, 2017, to March 1, 2020.  ...  The clinical decision support tool is currently being used by surgical leadership to inform case scheduling.  ...  These questions were modular, applicable across specialties, and represented the individual hurdles to assessing perioperative patient flow.  ... 
doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.23547 pmid:33136133 pmcid:PMC7607444 fatcat:xiwz42olgzh6foyu7jlyvcdvnm

Innovation and Best Practices in Health Care Scheduling

Lisa Brandenburg, Patricia Gabow, Glenn Steele, John Toussaint, Bernard J. Tyson
2015 NAM Perspectives  
The status quo is changing, however, as patient experience becomes linked to provider payment, efficiency and service become differentiators between hospitals and providers, and patient expectations evolve  ...  In this discussion paper, we describe the important forces shaping wait times throughout health care, the evolving use of techniques and tools from other industries to improve health care access, and the  ...  Sophisticated analytics were applied using demographic, clinical, and pharmacy data and recent utilization information to categorize patients into levels of care to better define their needs for enhanced  ... 
doi:10.31478/201502g fatcat:xyahh7lamrefdnlo3sevh6fqdu

An open source software project for obstetrical procedure scheduling and occupancy analysis

Mark W. Isken, Timothy J. Ward, Steven J. Littig
2010 Health Care Management Science  
These patient flow models can be used to explore the relationship between procedure scheduling practices and the resulting occupancy on inpatient obstetrical units such as labor and delivery and postpartum  ...  We present occupancy and patient scheduling models to help address these challenges.  ...  Discrete event simulation models have also been widely used for decades in patient flow and hospital capacity planning studies.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10729-010-9141-8 pmid:20978855 fatcat:cqbo6iyrhvb5fodq72aa5xdfjm

The DH Accident and Emergency Department model: a national generic model used locally

A Fletcher, D Halsall, S Huxham, D Worthington
2007 Journal of the Operational Research Society  
The model was then used as a consultancy tool to aid struggling hospital trusts to improve their A&E departments.  ...  This paper discusses why the model was developed, the structure of the model, and the impact when used to inform national policy development.  ...  The reported work included models examining patient routing and flows (e.g using a fast track lane in minor care), scheduling of resources (e.g matching staffing to demand) and staff sizing and planning  ... 
doi:10.1057/palgrave.jors.2602344 fatcat:ht36hsabbffmrgn2vtrtx5lj7i

The DH Accident and Emergency Department Model: A National Generic Model Used Locally [chapter]

A. Fletcher, D. Halsall, S. Huxham, D. Worthington
2016 Operational Research for Emergency Planning in Healthcare: Volume 2  
The model was then used as a consultancy tool to aid struggling hospital trusts to improve their A&E departments.  ...  This paper discusses why the model was developed, the structure of the model, and the impact when used to inform national policy development.  ...  The reported work included models examining patient routing and flows (e.g using a fast track lane in minor care), scheduling of resources (e.g matching staffing to demand) and staff sizing and planning  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-137-57328-5_5 fatcat:owq2vspbmnevlan2ksmpkbdycm

A Balanced Perspective to Perioperative Process Management Aligned to Hospital Strategy

Jim Ryan, Barbara Doster, Sandra Daily, Carmen Lewis
2014 International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics  
This case study examines process management practices of balanced scorecard and dashboards to monitor and improve the perioperative process, aligned to overall hospital goals at strategic, tactical, and  ...  Dynamic technological activities of analysis, evaluation, and synthesis can highlight complex relationships within integrated processes to target improvement and ultimately yield improved processes.  ...  Figure 1 :Figure 2 : 12 IS architecture (October 2004) OTS KPIs Dec. 2004 to May 2007 Ryan et al., 2010), heuristic OR scheduling (Ryan et al., 2011a), hospital-wide patient flow (Ryan et al., 2011b)  ... 
doi:10.4018/ijhisi.2014100101 fatcat:mvk4stksorfahl4goiauaze7gq

Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare

Henk de Koning, John P. S. Verver, Jaap van den Heuvel, Soren Bisgaard, Ronald J. M. M. Does
2006 Journal for Healthcare Quality  
Healthcare, as with any other service operation, requires systematic innovation efforts to remain competitive, cost efficient, and up-to-date.  ...  This article outlines a methodology and presents examples to illustrate how principles of Lean Thinking and Six Sigma can be combined to provide an effective framework for producing systematic innovation  ...  Acknowledgments The authors acknowledge Sue Ellen Bisgaard and Selena Kaplan for their editorial assistance and  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1945-1474.2006.tb00596.x pmid:16749293 fatcat:kcva45qqfngpfowqcjef3fx3gu
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