(September 2012) McLean, VA – MOSIMTEC is presenting a paper on Emergency Room Staff Scheduling Using A Two-Stage Non-linear and 0-1 Integer Programming Model at the 1st Annual Society for Industrial and Systems Engineering (SISE) World Conference (September 17-18, 2012). The paper is focussed on a new method for optimizing staff scheduling at Emergency Rooms.
Emergency rooms are becoming a primary option for patients as healthcare grows more expensive. This strain on operations means that having the right amount of care, i.e., having the correct nurse to patient ratio and staying within the organization’s budget constraints is crucial to organizational success. This paper outlines an approach used to generate optimal staffing schedules using Linear and Non-linear programming tools. The model is showing gains in productivity as it allows the scheduler to quickly formulate a new schedule, and enables management to understand the risk surrounding weak or heavy staffing levels.
The Society for Industrial and Systems Engineering (SISE), established in 2012, is a Non-Profit Organization under 503(c)(3). SISE sponsors an annual conference (World Conference of the Society for Industrial and Systems Engineering) and publishes Industrial and Systems Engineering Review (ISER) – an online journal. The first issue of ISER is targeted for Spring 2013.
For more information regarding the 1st Annual SISE World Conference visit http://www.ieworldconference.org/
About MOSIMTEC, LLC (http://mosimtec.com)
MOSIMTEC is a Virginia based small-business, assisting clients to make better decisions through the application of decision support tools. The MOSIMTEC team has extensive experience working with leading computer simulation software and solving complex issues for clients across various industries.
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