What is the potential of modeing and simulation in healthcare?

There are two stories today about simulation in the news.  One from BBC about how the chance affect perceived effectiveness of clinical outcomes.  The other one is about Bank Stress Test in Europe.  Both illustrate how simulation can help provide quantitative and objective analysis, prediction for informed decision making.  Health-care industry need to learn a lot from other disciplines (engineering, management, business, information technology. etc.) in order to improve patient safety. Modeling and Simulation is critical catalyst to advance the science of healthcare delivery and provide patient the good value—high-quality health care (good outcomes, safe care, and great service) at a reasonable price.

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