Using computer simulation in operating room management: impacts of information quality on process performance

Su, Ying and Al-Hakim, Latif (2010) Using computer simulation in operating room management: impacts of information quality on process performance. In: WMSVM 2010: 2nd International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods, 15-16 May 2010, Sanya, China.

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High quality information has a significant impact on improving operation performance and patient satisfaction, as well as resolving patient disputes. Based on the analysis of the perioperative process, information quality is considered as an important contributory factor in improving patient throughput. In this paper, we propose a conceptual framework to use computer simulations in modeling information flow of hospital process for operating room management (ORM). Additionally, we conduct simulation studies in different levels of the information quality for ORM. The results of our studies provide evidence that information quality can drive process performance in several phases of the ORM.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 02:08
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: information flow; information quality; operating room; process performance
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080110 Simulation and Modelling
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/WMSVM.2010.78

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