Systems Analysis Tools for Better Health Care Delivery

  • Panos M. Pardalos
  • Pando G. Georgiev
  • Petraq Papajorgji
  • Britta Neugaard

Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 74)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Dionne M. Aleman, Hamid R. Ghaffari, Velibor V. Mišić, Michael B. Sharpe, Mark Ruschin, David A. Jaffray
    Pages 1-20
  3. Nebil Buyurgan, Nabil Lehlou
    Pages 21-36
  4. Camilo Mancilla, Robert H. Storer
    Pages 37-48
  5. Anastasius Moumtzoglou, Anastasia Kastania
    Pages 49-63
  6. Neng Fan, Syed Mujahid, Jicong Zhang, Pando Georgiev, Petraq Papajorgji, Ingrida Steponavice et al.
    Pages 65-98
  7. Jennifer A. Pazour, Russell D. Meller
    Pages 131-150
  8. Elina Rönnberg, Torbjörn Larsson, Ann Bertilsson
    Pages 151-178

About this book


This book presents some recent systems engineering and mathematical tools for health care along with their real-world applications by health care practitioners and engineers. Advanced approaches, tools, and algorithms used in operating room scheduling and patient flow are covered. State-of-the-art results from applications of data mining, business process modeling, and simulation in healthcare, together with optimization methods, form the core of the volume.

Systems Analysis Tools for Better Health Care Delivery illustrates the increased need of partnership between engineers and health care professionals. This book will benefit researchers and practitioners in health care delivery institutions, staff members and professionals of specialized hospital units, and lecturers and graduate students in engineering, applied mathematics, business administration and health care.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Panos M. Pardalos
    • 1
  • Pando G. Georgiev
    • 2
  • Petraq Papajorgji
    • 3
  • Britta Neugaard
    • 4
  1. 1., Department of Industrial & Systems EnginUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Center for Applied Optimization, Dept. Industrial & SystemsUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3., Ministry of Education and SciencesNational Agency for ExamsTiranaAlbania
  4. 4.James A. Haley VA Medical CenterTampaUSA

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