Liliana Neriz

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Medical Imaging Centers (MIC) are critical units in every hospital or medical center because they are an important step in generating a patient's diagnostic. This paper shows a simulator designed to facilitate the development of simulation studies of MIC, which departs from traditional modeling because it uses a pull paradigm for the patients. A group(More)
Methods We analyzed and created a model to deal with and better manage current problems in operating rooms such as inefficiency in the use of resources, low productivity, extended waiting times, and the elevated costs associated with providing surgical services. By gathering data from the surgical process, we built a dictionary of activities, identified the(More)
Discrete Event Simulation (DES) is a powerful factor in the design of clinical facilities. DES enables facilities to be built or adapted to achieve the expected Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) such as average waiting times according to acuity, average stay times and others. Our computational model was built and validated using expert judgment and(More)
BACKGROUND In Chile, the use of costing systems in the public sector is limited. The Ministry of Health requires hospitals to manage themselves with the aim of decentralizing health care services and increasing their quality. However, self-management with a lack of accounting information is almost impossible. On the other hand, nutrition department costs(More)
This paper uses agent based simulation to assess the effect of redesigning the points of access to a major public hospital complex in Chile, where nearly 15,000 people will pass through daily. The study is carried out by simulating pedestrian traffic in order to calculate density maps and service levels in hospital access and ramps. The simulation allows us(More)
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