Computer-based Dynamic Patient Scheduling and Optimization of Medical Resource Allocation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$749,762.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W81XWH-05-C-0105
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-H06-3052
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD04-H06
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Small Business Information
VECNA TECHNOLOGIES INC.
5004 Lehigh Avenue, College Park, MD, 20740
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
094078958
Principal Investigator:
Alvin Ramsey
Research Scientist
(703) 998-5333
aramsey@vecna.com
Business Contact:
Michael Bearman
CFO
(240) 737-1650
mbearman@vecna.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Vecna proposes the development of a Dynamic Scheduling Manager, designed to address the dyamics of a schedule for a medical facility as well as manage resources in any enterprise. The core technology used for the schedule optimization is Genetic Algorithms, which is a tool used by other researchers for dynamic job shop scheduling. By implementing an analogous approach, part of the Phase I work was a proof-of-concept for utilizing Genetic Algorithms for schedule management of a medical facility. It is proposed to use the algorithm for scheduling - the dynamic optimization for real-time resource allocation, as well as for planning - the allocation of resources to meet anticipated future demands. In addition, Phase I work also entailed the development of a System Design Document for the design, development, and deployment of the Dynamic Schedule Manger for enterprise-wide use by the Military Health System. Proposed work for Phase II consists of the tasks that will build on Phase I results and deliverables to develop the Dynamic Schedule Manager into a system that can be used in production.

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