Devising logical rules in healthcare operations management

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Abstract

There are several OR techniques used within healthcare operations management. They range from basic soft OR methods to a more formal analysis of an operational problem. However, there is a need to provide a more structured and precise framework for healthcare professionals to understand the operational dynamics of the system right from the beginning. In most cases, they are able to capture the details about various aspects through discussion, modelling, brainstorming and find ways to record them in the operations management process. However, the specific information about the logical operational rules are not easily identifiable at the initial stages, mainly because there are not many techniques that can capture these details. In this talk, we present results of a short study conducted at a user group event attended by 25 healthcare professionals that reveals interesting points about their understanding and structuring of these logical rules. A framework to visually structure these rules at the problem defining phase will be presented. This is based on finite state machine diagrams adapted from computer science. The approach will be presented with a short case study in a healthcare context.

Conference

ConferenceOperational Research Society Annual Conference
Abbreviated titleOR60
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLancaster
Period11/09/1813/09/18
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Delivery of Health Care
Logic
Operations management
Healthcare operations
Healthcare
Diagrams
Modeling
Management process
Soft OR
Brainstorming
Computer science

Keywords

  • healthcare operations management
  • logical rules
  • health systems modelling
  • healthcare professionals

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Ahmed, F., Anderson, G. H., & Van Der Meer, R. (2018). Devising logical rules in healthcare operations management. Abstract from Operational Research Society Annual Conference, Lancaster, United Kingdom.
Ahmed, Fahim ; Anderson, Gillian Hopkins ; Van Der Meer, Robert. / Devising logical rules in healthcare operations management. Abstract from Operational Research Society Annual Conference, Lancaster, United Kingdom.1 p.
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2018. Abstract from Operational Research Society Annual Conference, Lancaster, United Kingdom.

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Ahmed F, Anderson GH, Van Der Meer R. Devising logical rules in healthcare operations management. 2018. Abstract from Operational Research Society Annual Conference, Lancaster, United Kingdom.