AN MRP-BASED ARCHITECTURE TO PLAN RESOURCES AND TO MANAGE WAITING QUEUE IN HOSPITAL SYSTEMS

Raffaele Iannone, Claudia Pepe, Stefano Riemma

Abstract

In the last decades, the interest in the development of healthcare planning and control systems is quickly spreading. Hospitals quality improvement, in fact, is actually a continuous process mainly aiming at improving the professional services rendered to patients, not only in terms of effectiveness of cures but also in terms of efficiency of supplying services system. For a long time, researchers have discussed about how the benefits in terms of reduction of waiting times and waiting queue, obtained by the IT application in manufacturing, can be achieved also in hospital systems without forgetting that healthcare supplies the basic good: health. Resources coordination according to patients who are in hospital, allows the reduction of “slacks” at resources due to discharge delays, late-start surgeries and slow laboratories turnaround. Therefore a resources planning system has been implemented in order to reduce the high waiting times and increase resources utilization in hospitals. The paper describes the methodology to create a dependent demand starting from patients needs and proposes the implementation of an MRP (Material Requirements Planning) procedure for hospitals. The PDTs (Diagnostic Terapeutic Path) for each patient in hospital are generated. All the PDTs are used to calculate resources, materials and facilities requirement in short-mid term, after having linked resources to the services that hospitals are equipped to provide (BORM – Bill of Resources and Materials). In this way the MRP procedure is able to plan resources, facilities, materials and HR in accordance with the real “demand of patients” and highlight potential overloads and problems.

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Iannone R., Pepe C. and Riemma S. (2009). AN MRP-BASED ARCHITECTURE TO PLAN RESOURCES AND TO MANAGE WAITING QUEUE IN HOSPITAL SYSTEMS . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-63-0, pages 478-483. DOI: 10.5220/0001551104780483


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@conference{healthinf09,
author={Raffaele Iannone and Claudia Pepe and Stefano Riemma},
title={AN MRP-BASED ARCHITECTURE TO PLAN RESOURCES AND TO MANAGE WAITING QUEUE IN HOSPITAL SYSTEMS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={478-483},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001551104780483},
isbn={978-989-8111-63-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - AN MRP-BASED ARCHITECTURE TO PLAN RESOURCES AND TO MANAGE WAITING QUEUE IN HOSPITAL SYSTEMS
SN - 978-989-8111-63-0
AU - Iannone R.
AU - Pepe C.
AU - Riemma S.
PY - 2009
SP - 478
EP - 483
DO - 10.5220/0001551104780483