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VIReC Clinical Informatics Seminar

Discrete Event Simulation for Process Improvement: Emergency Department Flow


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Seminar date: 1/17/2012

Description: Discrete Event Simulation for Process Improvement: Emergency Department Flow Objectives: 1. Medical systems as dynamic systems with complex interactions 2. Discrete Event Simulation: a tool for analyzing flow of patients and personnel in the clinic 3. Simulation intervention study in the emergency department a. Simulation of current practice and predictions for improving patient flow b. Implementation of intervention based on simulation recommendation c. Results and discussion

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