Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Evans, Gerald W.
Health services administration--Data processing; Digital computer simulation; Medical records--Data processing
The following paper discusses a computer simulation of a multidisciplinary cancer clinic the Brown Cancer Center (BCC) of Louisville, KY. Increased caseload and decreasing resources were two of the driving factors for the study. One option chosen to drive improvement was the application of discrete event simulation (DES) tools to smooth clinic operations. Management was primarily interested in this tool, for two reasons 1) staff discussion was discovering many symptoms of a malfunctioning system, but no cause and 2) to understand what data currently collected could describe the operational characteristics of the system. At completion of the analysis several recommendations were given.
Brandner, Joseph Robert, "Increasing patient flow and resource utilization in a multidisciplinary cancer clinic." (2009). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 142.