Simulation-assisted metamodeling and performance analysis of a healthcare center

Young Hoon Lee, Farrukh Rasheed, Sun Hoon Kim, Kyung Sup Kim, Hyunbo Cho, Sooyoung Kim

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Abstract

A simulation model of patient throughput in the community healthcare center (CHC) is developed to appraise imperative variables of interest and to examine how each variable effect desired performance measures. To blend analytical methods' mathematical supremacy with the modeling-ability of simulation, meta-modeling approach is applied to abridge simulations' computational burden. A single meta-model represents a single performance measure. For any system, the solution found using a single metamodel representing a specific performance measure i.e. system throughput may be sub-optimal having detrimental effect on other crucial performance measures i.e. resource utilization, work-in-process, lead times etc. if not considered during analysis. Thus, it's emphasized in this research to develop all possible met-models representing all the crucial performance measures individually for the purpose of overcoming aforesaid drawback i.e. chances of finding/implementing a sub-optimal solution. The eminent advantage:The final solution using above-mentioned technique will qualify itself as a real optimal solution no short in terms of all crucial performance measures for the system. Obviously, this technique will be helpful for management to predict the impact of selected independent factors on daily service levels, will serve as suggestion models for day-to-day decisions assistance, resources pro-active management and utilization, extrapolation etc. to maintain desired service levels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd IASTED Asian Conference on Modelling, Identification, and Control, AsiaMIC 2013
Pages253-259
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event3rd IASTED Asian Conference on Modelling, Identification, and Control, AsiaMIC 2013 - Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 2013 Apr 102013 Apr 12

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 3rd IASTED Asian Conference on Modelling, Identification, and Control, AsiaMIC 2013

Other

Other3rd IASTED Asian Conference on Modelling, Identification, and Control, AsiaMIC 2013
CountryThailand
CityPhuket
Period13/4/1013/4/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation

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