Modelling and Optimization of the Health Emergency Services Regional Network (HES-RN) in Morocco: A Case Study on HES-RN of Rabat Region

  • Ibtissam Khalfaoui
  • Amar Hammouche
Conference paper


In order to investigate ways to improve the Moroccan health emergency services’ (HESs) poor performance, this work proposes to do it in the framework that integrates these HESs at the regional and the national levels. Starting with the Rabat region, its HESs are integrated in a graph model and then mapped to a GIS, leading to HES-RN, a regional network of HES. Based on this structure, its dynamics are studied through the Occurrences of events of Health Emergency (OHE). The performance of a HES depends, in particular, on the transfer time of the OHE patient. To obtain this latter, an algorithm is proposed to determine, in real time, the fastest path for this transfer. Moreover, a decision support model (DSM) is considered for the management and control of the HES-RN studied. This DSM supposes that the HES-RN nodes cooperate autonomously using best practices HES protocols and that they are regulated by the health emergency assistance node.


Medical emergency chain Ambulance routing Health regional network modelling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ibtissam Khalfaoui
    • 1
  • Amar Hammouche
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of IndustryMohammadia School of Engineers, Mohamed V University RabatMorocco
  2. 2.Department of IndustryPES, Research Team IMOSYS, Mohammadia School of Engineers, Mohamed V UniversityRabatMorocco

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