Automation in Health Care Management
With 33% of people which are more than 60 years old in 2050, Healthcare systems, centred on the dependent persons, represent an important challenge for the future. Healthcare systems are very complex to understand and manage. In order to improve their behaviour it is necessary to study and propose new policies and novel management approaches.
The TC on Automation in Health Care Management (AHM) promotes the application of theoretical and technological automation approaches in healthcare, communication and information processing, allocation and management of technical, human and financial resources.
Examples of recent developments:
• the provision of decision support systems for adoption within a telematic health care framework
• the application of a wide range of advanced knowledge-based and statistically-based methods for the interpretation of biomedical signals
• the application of the optimization, scheduling, simulation and modeling approaches to improve healthcare systems.
Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:
• Optimization and scheduling
• Resource allocation problems
• Discrete and Hybrid approaches
• Distributed and modular approaches
• Modelling and Simulation
• Decision Support Systems
• Process and Data Mining
• Ambient Assisted Living
Applications include the following:
• Patient flow
• Hospital departments
• Medical workflow
• Emergency procedures
• Surgery management
• Hospital drug logistics
• Diagnostic laboratories
• Hospital admission
• Home care
• Technology assessment
• Health Problem Detection
• Activities Daily Living
If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee, please send an email to the TC Co-chairs and include your name, title, affiliation, email address, telephone number, and your area of interest.
Recent Activities of the Technical Committee
The TC aims to further promote the application of theoretical and technological automation approaches in healthcare systems through different specials sessions during the following international conferences (IEEE CASE, IEEE SMC, IEEE ETFA).
Furthermore, some workshop events will be organized allowing facilitating discussion about healthcare management between university, industry and government entities. The aim is focused on propositions able to short-term improve the processes of healthcare systems.
The TC is organizing special sessions on Automation in Health Care Management for CASE2014. We attracted over 20 submissions, a significant increase compared to past CASE conferences. Organizers: Xiaolan Xie, Walter Ukovich, Houshang Darabi, Gregory Faraut.
Special Issue on "Operations Research in Healthcare" in International Journal of Production Research. The goal of this IJPR special issue is to provide a comprehensive view of health services improvement by systems engineering approaches such as operations research, industrial engineering and control theories. The special issue attracted over 40 submissions that are undergoing peer review process. Guest editors: Xiaolan Xie and Mark A. Lawley.
The TC is a scientific sponsor of the ETFA'2014 Workshop on Models and Methods for hospital management and planning (http://www.etfa2014.org/).
University of Trieste, Italy
Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines
ENS de Cachan / LURPA, France
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA