Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Care Systems Engineering

  • Andrea Matta
  • Jingshan Li
  • Evren Sahin
  • Ettore Lanzarone
  • John Fowler
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-01848-5

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 61)

Table of contents (25 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Home Care Services Delivery: Equity Versus Efficiency in Optimization Models
    Paola Cappanera, Maria Grazia Scutellà, Filippo Visintin
    Pages 1-13
  3. Redesigning Organ Allocation Boundaries for Liver Transplantation in the United States
    Naoru Koizumi, Rajesh Ganesan, Monica Gentili, Chun-Hung Chen, Nigel Waters, Debasree DasGupta et al.
    Pages 15-27
  4. A Two-Stage Approach for Solving Assignment and Routing Problems in Home Health Care Services
    Semih Yalçındağ, Andrea Matta, Evren Şahin, J. George Shanthikumar
    Pages 47-59
  5. Synchronization Between Human Resources in Home Health Care Context
    Maria Di Mascolo, Marie-Laure Espinouse, Can Erdem Ozkan
    Pages 73-86
  6. Simulation-Based Analysis of Patient Flow in Elective Surgery
    Dario Antonelli, Giulia Bruno, Teresa Taurino
    Pages 87-97
  7. Optimizing Efficiency and Operations at a Large California Safety-Net Endoscopy Center: A Modeling and Simulation Approach
    Lukejohn W. Day, David Belson, Maged Dessouky, Caitlin Hawkins, Michael Hogan
    Pages 99-111
  8. Analysis of Gastroenterology (GI) Clinic: A Systems Approach
    Xiang Zhong, Jie Song, Jingshan Li, Susan M. Ertl, Lauren Fiedler
    Pages 113-125
  9. Operating Room Joint Planning and Scheduling
    Niccolò Bulgarini, David Di Lorenzo, Alessandro Lori, Daniela Matarrese, Fabio Schoen
    Pages 127-138
  10. Risk-Aware Scheduling of Elective Surgeries
    Gabriella Dellino, Carlo Meloni, Marco Pranzo
    Pages 139-147
  11. A Robust Optimization Approach for the Operating Room Planning Problem with Uncertain Surgery Duration
    Bernardetta Addis, Giuliana Carello, Elena Tànfani
    Pages 175-189
  12. A Whole-System Approach to Identify the Sources of Variation in Patient Flow
    Nasim Arbabzadeh, Mohsen A. Jafari, Kian Seyed
    Pages 203-214
  13. A Broader View on Health Care System Design and Modelling
    Catherine Decouttere, Nico Vandaele
    Pages 215-225
  14. A Decision-Making Approach Supporting Hospital Drug Logistics
    Anna Corinna Cagliano, Sabrina Grimaldi, Carlo Rafele
    Pages 241-252

About these proceedings


The International Conference on Health Care Systems Engineering (HCSE) provided a timely opportunity to discuss statistical analysis and operations management issues in health care delivery systems. The conference took place in Milan between May 22nd and 24th, 2013. Scientists and practitioners discussed new ideas, methods and technologies for improving the operation of health care organizations. The event and this resulting volume emphasize research in the field of health care systems engineering developed in close collaboration with clinicians.​ Topics applicable to researchers and practitioners include: hospital drug logistics, operating theatres, modelling and simulation in patient care and healthcare organizations, home care services. 


health care management modeling optimization simulation statistical analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Matta
    • 1
  • Jingshan Li
    • 2
  • Evren Sahin
    • 3
  • Ettore Lanzarone
    • 4
  • John Fowler
    • 5
  1. 1.Dipartimento di MeccanicaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.College of EngineeringUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA
  3. 3.Laboratoire Génie IndustrielEcole Centrale ParisChâtenay-MalabryFrance
  4. 4.CNR-IMATIMilanItaly
  5. 5.Dept. of Supply Chain ManagementArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01847-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01848-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-1009
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-1017