Hospital management knowledge discovery using discrete event simulation

Christopher A. Bain, Gitesh K. Raikundalia, Snehal Mehta

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Abstract

This paper describes research into one of the key areas of knowledge in healthcare. That is, the knowledge base of hospital managers in relation to access, demand and resource management in hospitals. The latter are ongoing problems which impact on patients in the form of long emergency waits, extended periods on procedural waiting lists and cancelled surgical procedures. Hospital managers have the unenviable task of contributing to and maintaining knowledge bases in a number of dimensions, including both the clinical and managerial dimensions. Whilst there are evolving knowledge bases in the clinical domain, for example, expressed in protocols, guidelines and decision support rules, there is nothing equivalent in the hospital management domain. There is certainly no work that integrates both perspectives. This paper outlines a framework and mechanism within which knowledge bases for healthcare managers can be established and utilised.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACSW Frontiers 2007 - Proceedings of the 5th AusGrid 2007 and e-Research, the Fifth AISW 2007 (Privacy Enhancing Technologies), and the Australasian Workshop on, HKMD 2007
Pages209-218
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event5th Australasian Symposium on Grid Computing and e-Research, AusGrid 2007, and the 5th Australasian Information Security Workshop (Privacy Enhancing Technologies), AISW 2007, and the Australasian Workshop on HKMD 2007 - Ballarat, VIC, Australia
Duration: 30 Jan 20072 Feb 2007

Publication series

NameConferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series
Volume68
ISSN (Print)1445-1336

Conference

Conference5th Australasian Symposium on Grid Computing and e-Research, AusGrid 2007, and the 5th Australasian Information Security Workshop (Privacy Enhancing Technologies), AISW 2007, and the Australasian Workshop on HKMD 2007
CountryAustralia
CityBallarat, VIC
Period30/01/072/02/07

Keywords

  • Discrete event simulation
  • Hospital knowledge management simulation

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