Towards Health 4.0: e-Hospital Proposal Based Industry 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence Concepts
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The implementation of the most recent technologies is a requirement in this fast-growing and competitive world, especially in the improvement and development of the healthcare area, that is fundamental in life quality enhancement. This article has as objective the utilization of AI and Industry 4.0 concepts oriented to the optimization of a hospital, using a case study an Emergency Department (ED). This proposal allows the development of a current proposal of e-Hospital based on Health 4.0 features and the use of computational ED models will allow the avoidance and detection of bottlenecks in the workflow. Those blockages are automatically removed using an improved shift management proposal based on control theory, AI, and telemedicine. The results show an optimization in the use of the resources and a reduction of the length of stay improving the service quality. The simulation tools allow the test and validation of novel proposals for e-health.
KeywordsHealth 4.0 Discrete Event Simulation e-Hospital Emergency Department Evolutionary Algorithm Optimization
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