Examines the current logistics process
Identifies challenges in healthcare OR and the gap between theory and practice
Provides guidelines and the results of these implementations
Part of the book series: International Series in Operations Research & Management Science (ISOR, volume 302)
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Table of contents (13 chapters)
About this book
This book presents healthcare logistics solutions that have been successfully implemented at a variety of healthcare facilities. In each case, a major challenge is presented, along with the solution approach and implementation steps, followed by the impact on hospital operations. Problems encountered when implementing the results in practice are also discussed.
Much of the work presented is drawn from the experiences of members of the Center for Healthcare Operations Improvement and Research (CHOIR) at Twente, along with the CHOIR spin-off company, Rhythm.
- Healthcare Logistics
- Healthcare Operations Research
- Healthcare Operations Management
- Surgical Scheduling
- Appointment Planning
- Rehabilitation Planning
- Nurse Rostering
Editors and Affiliations
Center for Healthcare Operations Improvement and Research, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Maartje E. Zonderland, Richard J. Boucherie, Erwin W. Hans
Center for Healthcare Operations Improvement and Research, University of Twente, Rhythm b.v., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Enschede, The Netherlands
About the editors
Erwin W. Hans is Full Professor Operations Management in Healthcare at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. His research focuses on the area of healthcare Operations Management and Operations Research. He is also co-founder of the Center for Healthcare Operations Improvement and Research (CHOIR) at the University, and co-founder of Rhythm B.V.
Nikky Kortbeek is co-founder and CEO of Rhythm B.V., a spin-off company of the University of Twente specializing in healthcare logistics. Additionally, he is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Stochastic Operations Research at the University of Twente. His research focuses on developing mathematical techniques to help healthcare professionals in making their organizations more efficient.
Maartje Zonderland is an independent consultant, specialized in the optimization of healthcare processes using quantitative modeling and data science techniques. Additionally, she is a Post-Doctoral researcher at the University of Twente. Her research interests focus on complex capacity distribution problems in healthcare.
Book Title: Handbook of Healthcare Logistics
Book Subtitle: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice
Editors: Maartje E. Zonderland, Richard J. Boucherie, Erwin W. Hans, Nikky Kortbeek
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-60211-6Published: 30 March 2021
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-60214-7Published: 30 March 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-60212-3Published: 29 March 2021
Series ISSN: 0884-8289
Series E-ISSN: 2214-7934
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: VI, 259
Number of Illustrations: 30 b/w illustrations, 91 illustrations in colour