DESIGN AND VALIDATION OF DECISION--SUPORT FOR THE CRITICAL CARE AREA

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$35,305.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1991
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
17162
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Huron Systems Inc
555 South Forest, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROJECT IS INVOLVED WITH THE DESIGN AND VALIDATION OF DECISION-SUPPORT SOFTWARE WHICH CAN BE USED FOR BOTH SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM RESOURCE ALLOCATION DECISIONS IN THE CRITICAL CARE AREA. THE DECISIONS WHICH CAN BE ADDRESSED BY THE SOFTWARE INCLUDE THE DETERMINATION OF BED REQUIREMENTS, STAFFING REQUIREMENTS, AND OPERATING ROOM SCHEDULING POLICIES. THE SOFTWARE ALLOWS A HOSPITAL TO "MODEL" ITSELF (WITHOUT PROGRAMMING CHANGES) BY SPECIFYING A SET OF "PARAMETERS" (E. G., NUMBER OF BEDS, ARRIVAL RATES, LENGTHS OF STAY) AS WELL AS A SET OF "POLICIES" (E. G., WHAT ACTIONS ARE TO BE TAKEN UNDER CONDITIONS OF INSUFFICIENT BEDS). A HOSPITAL CAN "RUN" THE MODEL FOR DIFFERENT VALUES FOR THE PARAMETERS & POLICIES UNTIL THE OPTIMAL VALUES FOR THAT HOSPITAL ARE DETERMINED. THIS PROJECT IS INVOLVED WITH THE DESIGN AND VALIDATION OF DECISION-SUPPORT SOFTWARE WHICH CAN BE USED FOR BOTH SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM RESOURCE ALLOCATION DECISIONS IN THE CRITICAL CARE AREA. THE DECISIONS WHICH CAN BE ADDRESSED BY THE SOFTWARE INCLUDE THE DETERMINATION OF BED REQUIREMENTS, STAFFING REQUIREMENTS, AND OPERATING ROOM SCHEDULING POLICIES. THE SOFTWARE ALLOWS A HOSPITAL TO "MODEL" ITSELF (WITHOUT PROGRAMMING CHANGES) BY SPECIFYING A SET OF "PARAMETERS" (E. G., NUMBER OF BEDS, ARRIVAL RATES, LENGTHS OF STAY) AS WELL AS A SET OF "POLICIES" (E. G., WHAT ACTIONS ARE TO BE TAKEN UNDER CONDITIONS OF INSUFFICIENT BEDS). A HOSPITAL CAN "RUN" THE MODEL FOR DIFFERENT VALUES FOR THE PARAMETERS & POLICIES UNTIL THE OPTIMAL VALUES FOR THAT HOSPITAL ARE DETERMINED.

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