Kalyan S. Pasupathy

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Health care delivery systems are inherently complex, consisting of multiple tiers of interdependent subsystems and processes that are adaptive to changes in the environment and behave in a nonlinear fashion. Traditional health technology assessment and modeling methods often neglect the wider health system impacts that can be critical for achieving desired(More)
BACKGROUND The role of nursing home (NH) information technology (IT) in quality improvement has not been clearly established, and its impacts on communication between care givers and patient outcomes in these settings deserve further attention. OBJECTIVES In this research, we describe a mixed method approach to explore communication strategies used by(More)
Most nursing homes lack information technology (IT) for supporting clinical work in spite of its potential to improve the safety, quality, and efficiency of nursing home care in the United States. Increased attention to medical error and concern for patient safety have prompted general recommendations to develop sophisticated technologies to support(More)
Performance of nurses has a direct effect on the quality and safety of care that is delivered. Fatigue has been identified as a factor that leads to performance decrements in healthcare workers, especially nurses. Determining associations between dimensions of fatigue and performance is imperative to better understanding fatigue in nurses and the potential(More)
In a previous report, the ISPOR Task Force on Dynamic Simulation Modeling Applications in Health Care Delivery Research Emerging Good Practices introduced the fundamentals of dynamic simulation modeling and identified the types of health care delivery problems for which dynamic simulation modeling can be used more effectively than other modeling methods.(More)
INTRODUCTION We report the first prospective analysis of human factors elements contributing to invasive procedural never events by using a validated Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS). METHODS From August 2009 to August 2014, operative and invasive procedural "Never Events" (retained foreign object, wrong site/side procedure, wrong(More)
Sociometers are wearable sensors that continuously measure body movements, interactions, and speech. The purpose of this study is to test sociometers in a smart environment in a live clinical setting, to assess their reliability in capturing and quantifying data. The long-term goal of this work is to create an intelligent emergency department that captures(More)
As the obese population is increasing rapidly worldwide, there is more interest to study the different aspects of obesity and its impact especially on healthcare outcomes and health related issues. Targeting non-surgical times in the operating room (OR), this study focuses on the effect of obesity along with clinical factors on pre-incision times in OR.(More)
Simulation is a powerful tool for modeling complex systems with intricate relationships between various entities and resources. Simulation optimization refers to methods that search the design space (i.e., the set of all feasible system configurations) to find a system configuration (also called a design point) that gives the best performance. Since(More)