Welcome to Shanghai for The Asia-Pacific Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (APMSH)

Greetings from our local host Dr. Gang Huang from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine.

14th annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH).

Please Join us in San Francisco, California for the 14th annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH).

Saturday, January 25 | Sim Ops Symposium
Saturday & Sunday, January 25 – 26 | Pre-conference Courses
Sunday-Wednesday, January 26 – 29 | IMSH General Sessions & Annual Meeting

“A Systems Approach to Improve Bedside Patient Rescue (BPR) on Hospital Floor ” presentation at INFORMS Healthcare 2013

Xiaolei Xie presented our work at INFORMS Healthcare 2013 Conference 

A Systems Approach to Improve Bedside Patient Rescue (BPR) on Hospital Floor 

Xiaolei Xie, Yue Dong, Jeanne Huddleston, Jingshan Li, Thomas Rohleder, Colleen Swartz

Abstract: In this paper, a systems approach is presented to improve operations related to bedside patient rescue (BPR) process. A five-module (triage, patient, floor, RRT and ICU) framework is proposed to systematically study the correlations and interactions among all the factors related to BPR. Under this framework, simulation model using ARENA has been developed, which provides a quantitative tool for medical professionals to improve BPR process.

“Human Risk Assessment for Simulated Central Venous Catheterization” presentation at INFORMS Healthcare 2013

David John presented our work at INFORMS Healthcare 2013 Conference 

Human Risk Assessment for Simulated Central Venous Catheterization

David M. Johnson, William  F. Dunn, Yue Dong

Abstract:   Central venous catheterization (CVC) is one of most common practiced procedures in the ICU. CVC is associated with complications and potential life-threatening outcomes. The analysis of the CVC procedure from a perspective of Human Risk Assessment (HRA) will provide more insights into the contribution of human error to the system engineering problem of the CVC procedure. This research performs an HRA methodology as a novel approach to quantifying the human error risk component associated with a CVC.


Mayo Clinic Quality and Systems Engineering Conference

I will present ICU modeling and simulation for process redesign projects this Wednesday at Mayo QSE meeting. I call it “Medical simulation 2.0”.  Looking forward to have a good conversation with healthcare providers, engineers and multiple disciplines related to improvement of health care systems.  Hope see you there. 🙂

Medical Simulation 2.0 to improve #ptsafety

Just finished great annual conference  Mayo Clinic Conference on Systems Engineering and Operations Research in Health Care. Presented at tutorial titled ” Simulation and Modeling Application in ICU System Operational Analysis: Case Study of Sepsis Resuscitation.  As always, I enjoyed a lot from networking with old friends and new friends. Listened  a lot from many experts about  how to utilize SE/OR to further improve healthcare quality and safety.  Had good chat with Dr. William Pierskalla about SE/OR,  with Dr.Albert G. Mulley, Jr. from Dartmouth about healthcare  delivery and Dr. David Lane from LSE about system dynamics.  There are lots of we can learn from this community to apply modeling and simulation in healthcare for system integration. That is why I call “medical simulation 2.0 ”   You can find more about this event from Facebook and Twitter.  Hope see you again next year !


International Society for Human #Simulation

I found another interesting group related to simulation.  International Society for Human Simulation. From their website:

“The International Society for Human Simulation (ISHS) was established in 2010 as a nonprofit, volunteer-driven corporation. The need for ISHS has become obvious given the focus on human-centered technologies in every aspect of design, manufacturing, and safety, to mention a few. ISHS is the only technical society dedicated to advancing the use of human modeling & simulation to solve real-world problems. ISHS has gathered industry participants from aerospace, military, automotive, and medical/biomedical organizations, as well as developers of human simulation tools and academicians from all over the world.”

Society for Complexity in Acute Illness

I had a chance to listen Dr. Andriy Batchinsky about his approach to study complexity of acute Illness using application of nonlinear analysis techniques to investigation of cardiovascular regulatory complexity during hemorrhagic shock, burn shock and resuscitation, combined trauma animal models, as well as for non-invasive assessment of trauma patients.  He mentioned me another group have heavily using simulation and modeling methodology in medicine. Society for Complexity in Acute Illness. There are many applications of simulation in medicine need further developed and integrated.

Mayo Clinic Conference on Systems Engineering & Operations Research in Health Care

Join us August 19-20th at the Mayo Clinic Conference on Systems Engineering & Operations Research in Health Care in Rochester, MN. This unique conference provides you with opportunities to learn from and network with health care professionals, operations research practitioners, and academic faculty and students.

Keynote speakers include Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chair and former CEO of Carlson Companies and Chair of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees, and Kathy Kilmer, Director of Industrial Engineering for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Other invited speakers include Bobby Milstein, Ph.D. (Center for Disease Control), François Sainfort, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota), Victor Montori, M.D. and Barry Gilbert, Ph.D. (Mayo Clinic).

General Sessions:
Future Directions for Systems Engineering in Health Care
Being an Engineer in a Health Care World

Concurrent Sessions:
Systems Engineering in the Delivery of Nursing Care
Teaching Systems Engineering to Health Care Professionals & Vice Versa
Models for Cancer Screening
Patient Flow Modeling
Building an Infrastructure for Systems Engineering in Health Care
Systems Engineering and Quality Health Care

For additional information and registration, please visit the course Web site.
Email questions to: mailto:seor@mayo.edu.


The ACS NSQIP provides a good model to systematic collect, analyze and act on outcomes data from daily practice. A paper published by Annals of Surgery gave a detail metrics to measure surgical quality and safety.

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