Clinical Activity and Schedule Management with a Fuzzy Social Preference System
This work covers the design of an inference system for hospital use by suggesting an automated approach to managing hospital schedules and surgical teams. The authors present a solution for advising head nurses on proper surgical team compositions taking the complex nature of social relationships into account. This paper illustrates an interdisciplinary attempt at solving a persistent problem within a clearly defined and unique environment. Knowledge from the fields of computational intelligence, fuzzy logic, ubiquitous computing, interaction design and operations research is utilised to aid medical professionals. An innovative use of fuzzy logic methods in a real-life application is proposed. The solution is evaluated through simulations.
KeywordsFuzzy Logic Team Member Surgical Team Social Preference Ubiquitous Computing
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