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Application deadline: 15 March 2019
Start date: 1 October 2019
The aim of this project is to develop a platform for healthcare operations management underpinning strategic, tactical and operational decisions.
The project will involve the following elements:
- You will develop new mathematical models for tackling healthcare operations management problems on the strategic, tactical and operational decision level.
- You will develop algorithms to obtain high quality solutions.
- You will develop simulation models to address uncertainty in healthcare.
- A graphical user interface will be developed in close collaboration with NHS practitioners (physicians, nurses and managers) to support decision making.
- A usability and acceptability study will be undertaken to feed back into the platform and to maximise impact.
- You will be expected to work closely together with the local health boards in order to develop and implement software requirements specifications.
- The output of the work will have a direct and immediate impact on the potential management of the local health boards which are linked with Cardiff University.
The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has launched a course program in which Scheduling, Staffing and Queueing models are taught within the NHS. The platform developed in this dissertation will be used as a tool to demonstrate course participants the effectivity of mathematical modelling in healthcare.