SIMULATION AS A DECISION SUPPORT TOOL - Estimating the Impacts of using RFID Technologies within Biobanks

Sylvain Housseman, Nabil Absi, Stéphane Dauzère-Pérès, Christian Chabannon, Paul Hofman

Abstract

The costs and benefits of introducing auto-identification are difficult to evaluate. The Return On Investment (ROI) may be calculated on manufacturing environments but in some service providing systems, like hospitals, it may be very hard and inaccurate to judge the relevance of a new configuration only through financial considerations. New information and communication technologies and devices appear rapidly. This study aims at quantifying the benefits of introducing new devices at different levels in a complex socio-technical system: a biobank (storage, transformation and exchanges of biological samples) using a discrete event dynamic systems simulation model as a quality measurement tool. After introducing the context, we will describe pertinent measurement possibilities adapted to the Supply Chain for Health services, and particularly to biobanks, and the way we implemented the simulation model used to get the results summarized in the last section, before concluding. The originalities of this paper are the process modeling, designed to be easily modified to test many different configurations and scenarios, and the quality indicators that are particularly adapted to health services.

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Housseman S., Absi N., Dauzère-Pérès S., Chabannon C. and Hofman P. (2009). SIMULATION AS A DECISION SUPPORT TOOL - Estimating the Impacts of using RFID Technologies within Biobanks . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-63-0, pages 337-343. DOI: 10.5220/0001557803370343


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@conference{healthinf09,
author={Sylvain Housseman and Nabil Absi and Stéphane Dauzère-Pérès and Christian Chabannon and Paul Hofman},
title={SIMULATION AS A DECISION SUPPORT TOOL - Estimating the Impacts of using RFID Technologies within Biobanks},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={337-343},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001557803370343},
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 - SIMULATION AS A DECISION SUPPORT TOOL - Estimating the Impacts of using RFID Technologies within Biobanks
SN - 978-989-8111-63-0
AU - Housseman S.
AU - Absi N.
AU - Dauzère-Pérès S.
AU - Chabannon C.
AU - Hofman P.
PY - 2009
SP - 337
EP - 343
DO - 10.5220/0001557803370343