Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
Xtalks presents a new webinar on November 29, 2012 at 10:00am EST on the Carilion Clinic: Hospital Patient Flow Optimization Decision Support Tool. Esteemed speakers Jim Montgomery, a healthcare executive with Carilion Clinic and Alexander Kolker, Manager of Outcomes Operations Analysis Project Manager at Milwaukee’s Children’s Hospital and Health System, will discuss through a real case study why discrete-event computer simulation models are becoming indispensable for mitigating risk while accelerating the capability to improve the quality of healthcare. For information about this event or to register, visit: http://xtks.in/xto-518p. The first 10 registrants who also attend the full webinar will receive a complimentary copy of Alexander’s book titled: “Healthcare Management Engineering: What Does This Fancy Term Really Mean?” - The Use of Operations Management Methodology for Quantitative Decision-Making in Healthcare Settings
A wide range of issues – from capacity analysis to proper facility planning – emerge in healthcare management when creating a strategic vision. Optimizing inpatient flow through a facility is vital to maintaining the financial viability of healthcare organizations.
However, the availability of macro-level analytic tools to guide key strategic decisions is lacking.
In an exciting new Xtalks webinar, Children’s Hospital and Health System’s Alexander Kolker will briefly introduce the concept of discrete event simulation and demonstrate why it is the methodology of choice for situations that are too complicated to represent using analytic formulas (e.g., queuing analytic theory).
Then Carilion Clinic’s Jim Montgomery will discuss a discrete-event computer simulation (DES) model developed by Carilion Clinic to replicate patient flow from hospital admission to discharge.
Kolker succinctly makes the case on the following two points:
Meanwhile, the Carilion Clinic’s model considers:
For more information about this event or to register, visit: http://xtks.in/xto-518p.
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