Healthcare systems are highly computerized large scale distributed systems. To manage the increasing demand and financial pressure, radically new planning and control approaches are needed. Future planning and control requires better integration of various subsystems and advanced algorithms for information handling, prognosis and optimization. It also needs to be useful and understandable by healthcare personnel and patients as well as shifting from a reactive care to proactive and patient-centered care.
This course intends to bring together universities and hospitals to discuss actual problems of healthcare systems related to the hospital planning and management. The focus of the workshop is on the logistics and planning of patient activities and resource utilization. Since the application domain is very complex, the workshop will discuss how new models describing the healthcare system behavior and new algorithms can be implemented using advanced Information and communications technology.