The Role of Planning in Scheduling Patient Tests in Hospital Laboratories
Recently, many researchers have been interested in applying AI planning technology to practical real-world problems. An interesting problem where planning technology can be applied is the problem of scheduling patient tests in hospital laboratories. Doctors prescribe tests to be performed in order to assist the diagnosis. Hospital laboratories that perform tests, must cooperate in order to maximize the utilization of their equipment and minimize patient waiting time. The actual timing of the tests prescribed for a particular patient, depends on several factors that require both planning and scheduling technology.
KeywordsPlanning System Schedule System Resource Type Local Database Hospital Laboratory
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