6 November 2012

Call for papers: Simulation Modelling and Tools in Healthcare

A special issue of International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise

The healthcare industry has proven to have a significant influence on the industrial nations' global competitiveness and their economic growth. Currently, the United States' cost of healthcare is estimated to be 15% of the GDP and is expected to increase to more than 20% by 2015. The high cost of healthcare delivery has put a significant strain on the resources available by the healthcare providers. The increasing cost of healthcare while maintaining high quality of delivery have forced many nations to consider the need to address this national issue and consider the application of a systematic approach for addressing this issue. Based on the Bureau of Statistics of the US Department of Labor, the number of management and administrative personnel in the healthcare industry is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020. These personnel are needed to organise information, resources and staffs for better decisions and delivery of the healthcare services. A systematic way of improving healthcare systems, application of the state-of-the-art medical and information technologies, and reengineering process of delivery and organizational operations are called "Healthcare Systems Engineering". The goal of this issue is to address and publish the latest articles on a variety of topics as related to the applications of simulation modelling and tools for healthcare management.

Topics of interest include:
  • Economics and cost analysis
  • Infrastructure design and analysis
  • Healthcare services design and analysis
  • Policy evaluations and risk analysis
  • Data mining
  • Statistical analysis
  • Computer-based/assisted applications
  • Case studies and other related topics
Important Dates
Full paper submission: 31 December, 2012
Notification of reviews: 1 March, 2013
Revised manuscript submission: 15 April, 2013
Notification of results: 1 May, 2013

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