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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-05-C-0105
Agency Tracking Number: O043-H06-3052
Amount: $749,762.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD04-H06
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
5004 Lehigh Avenue, College Park, MD, 20740
DUNS: 094078958
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Alvin Ramsey
 Research Scientist
 (703) 998-5333
 aramsey@vecna.com
Business Contact
 Michael Bearman
Title: CFO
Phone: (240) 737-1650
Email: 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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