Health

Healthcare is a complex system that is facing a diverse array of challenges in today’s world.

In particular, systems engineering and mathematical optimization are immediately applicable to solving many of these problems. A notable example is the quadratic assignment problem (QAP) that arose from a hospital facility layout challenge. From vaccine development to hospital staffing, MODL has also been contributing to innovative solutions in various aspects of healthcare delivery. Recent and ongoing projects are highlighted below.

Current

Projects

Rethinking clinical trials (in partnership with MIT Collaborative Initiatives)

July 23, 2018

SMART Vaccines (in partnership with NASEM)

July 23, 2018

Predicting patient discharges

July 23, 2018

Simulation tools for perioperative care

July 23, 2018

Optimal staff scheduling to improve patient flow

July 23, 2018

Discrete event simulation of nurse staffing in perianesthesia care units