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Multi-perspective architecture for holistic healthcare M&S

Multi-perspective architecture for holistic healthcare M&S

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In this chapter, we introduce a framework based on four perspectives, which allows multi-perspective modeling and holistic simulation of healthcare systems. Interactions between models of different perspectives are realized by dynamic update of models through output-to-parameter integration during concurrent simulations. Such an approach provides multiple levels of explanation for the same system, while offering, at the same time, an integrated view of the whole. The novelty of our approach is that notable components of the healthcare system are modeled as autonomous systems that can influence and be influenced by their environments. The resulting global model can be coupled with a holistic experimental frame to derive results that could not be accurately addressed in any of the perspective taken alone.

Chapter Contents:

  • 2.1 Multi-perspective modeling of healthcare systems
  • 2.1.1 Health diffusion models
  • 2.1.1.1 Functional diffusion models
  • 2.1.1.2 Spatial diffusion models
  • 2.1.2 Resource allocation models
  • 2.1.2.1 Provision models
  • 2.1.2.2 Provider models
  • 2.1.3 Individual behavior models
  • 2.1.3.1 Entity models
  • 2.1.3.2 Flow models
  • 2.1.4 Population dynamics models
  • 2.1.4.1 Functional dynamics models
  • 2.1.4.2 Spatial dynamics models
  • 2.1.5 Analysis of a hospital home care service delivery model
  • 2.2 Holistic healthcare systems M&S
  • 2.2.1 Aggregation and disaggregation
  • 2.2.2 Dynamic change of structure
  • 2.3 Summary
  • References

Inspec keywords: digital simulation; medical administrative data processing; health care

Other keywords: concurrent simulations; holistic healthcare modelling; holistic healthcare simulation; output-to-parameter integration; multiperspective architecture

Subjects: Medical administration

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