Modeling and simulation and their impacts

A Banquet of Consequences: Management Flight Simulators for Climate Change Policy

John D. Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management, Professor of Engineering Systems, Director, System Dynamics Group, MIT Sloan School of Management. The System dynamics is a modeling approach to understanding the behavior of complex systems over time,  developed by MIT System Dynamics Group in 1950’s.

Healthcare Systems Modeling & Simulation Affinity Group Webinar Aug 2014

Clinical Capacity Planning with Discrete Event Simulation

We will discuss how to model clinical systems using discrete event simulation, and how to analyze models for clinical capacity planning. We treat a case study of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and describe modeling, analysis, experimentation, and recommendation using DES. Including a brief discussion of the use of DES for implementation science.

T. Eugene Day, D.Sc., is a Sr. Improvement Advisor and Principal Investigator with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He specializes in discrete event simulation of health care delivery systems, with the goal of understanding the complex nature of clinical systems, and then applying this understanding to improve care delivery quality, efficiency, and safety.

The new frontier of modeling and simulation in healthcare

PhET: Simulations That Enhance Learning

Science just published a paper about using simulation to help students learning physics. This “encourage authentic and productive exploration of scientific phenomena, and provide credible animated models that usefully guide students’ thinking”.  In medicine, the Virtual Anesthesia Machine project is a great example.  More models and explorations are needed for this kind education activity in the field.

A randomized trial using medical simulation.

A randomized trial using medical simulation technology beyond medical education.  This is a great example using simulation applications for human factors and system evaluation suggested by Dr. Small.

Medical Modeling and Simulation Database (MMSD)

The database is a great resource for simulation related literature by Eastern Virginia Medical School and the American College of Surgeons. Hope it will offer RSS feed soon for more convenience.

New Vistas in Patient Safety and Simulation

New Vistas in Patient Safety and Simulation is a good resource for update collections of medical simulation in patient safety.

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