High performance computing based simulation for healthcare decision support
Document typeConference report
PublisherBarcelona Supercomputing Center
Rights accessOpen Access
Due to the complexity and crucial role of an Emergency Department (ED) in the healthcare system. The ability to more accurately represent, simulate and predict performance of ED will be invaluable for decision makers to solve management problems. One way to realize this requirement is by modeling and simulation. The objective of this research is to grasp the non-linear association between macro-level features and micro-level behavior with the goal of better understanding the bottleneck of ED performance and provide ability to quantify such performance on defined condition. Agent-based modeling approach was used to model the healthcare staff, patient and physical resources in ED. Instead of describe all the potential causes of this complex issue. Rather, in this thesis, a layerbased application framework will be presented to discover knowledge of a complex system through simulating micro-level behaviors of its components to facilitate a systematic understanding of the aggregate behavior.
CitationLiu, Zhengchun; Luque Amat, Emilio. High performance computing based simulation for healthcare decision support. A: "BSC Doctoral Symposium (2nd: 2015: Barcelona)". 2nd ed. Barcelona: Barcelona Supercomputing Center, 2015, p. 73-74.