Use of incomplete timestamp records for hospital simulation analysis

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Abstract

Traditional simulation studies often assume that there exists a complete set of data ready for analysis. Such an assumption may be justified in cases where data requirement for simulation is precisely defined and all necessary data have been collected according to such requirement. In many cases, however, existing data is incomplete, and it may not be economically feasible nor time-wise plausible to begin an extensive data collection process. Aiming at the healthcare management systems that maintain the log of operation activities using timestamps, we propose a general method to process incomplete timestamp data and obtain necessary information for simulation analysis. The proposed method is successfully applied to a case study of a mid-size hospital in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 42nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 3
Event42nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: 2009 Jan 52009 Jan 9

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 42nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS

Other

Other42nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa, HI
Period09/1/509/1/9

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

Cite this

Sim, S., Park, S., Kim, S., & Han, S. J. (2009). Use of incomplete timestamp records for hospital simulation analysis. In Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS [4755590] (Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS). https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2009.488