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of the European Council for Modelling and Simulation

 

Title:

Simulation Of Medical Laboratory Operations To Achieve Optimal

Resource Allocation

Authors:

Ravindra Lote, Edward J. Williams, Onur M. √úlgen

Published in:

 

(2009).ECMS 2009 Proceedings edited by J. Otamendi, A. Bargiela, J. L. Montes, L. M. Doncel Pedrera. European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2009 

 

ISBN: 978-0-9553018-8-9

 

23rd European Conference on Modelling and Simulation,

Madrid, June 9-12, 2009

Citation format:

Lote, R., Williams, E. J., & √úlgen, O. M. (2009). Simulation Of Medical Laboratory Operations To Achieve Optimal Resource Allocation. ECMS 2009 Proceedings edited by J. Otamendi, A. Bargiela, J. L. Montes, L. M. Doncel Pedrera (pp. 249-255). European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2009-0249-0255

DOI:

http://dx.doi.org/10.7148/2009-0249-0255

Abstract:

As competitive pressures increase within the health care sectors of economies worldwide, and especially within the United States, the importance of achieving operational efficiencies to reduce costs and thence to increase profits while keeping and attracting customers steadily increases. Simulation, optimization, time studies, value stream mapping, and process improvement methodologies have long been key allies of the industrial engineer assigned to find and progress along the often difficult and challenging road leading to such efficiencies; experienced industrial engineers know these methodologies work better synergistically than individually. The presentation here, and undertaken collaboratively between the medical laboratory (client) and the industrial engineering service company (consultant), concentrates primarily on the use and achievements of discrete-event process simulation and its allied industrial-engineering techniques in improving the operations of a medical testing laboratory, and hence its services to its clients, both hospitals and clinics.

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