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Departmental Papers (ESE)

2014

Systems analysis

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A Systems Approach To Healthcare: Agent-Based Modeling, Community Mental Health, And Population Well-Being, Barry G. Silverman, Nancy Hanrahan, Gnana K. Bharathy, Kim Gordon, Dan Johnson Sep 2014

A Systems Approach To Healthcare: Agent-Based Modeling, Community Mental Health, And Population Well-Being, Barry G. Silverman, Nancy Hanrahan, Gnana K. Bharathy, Kim Gordon, Dan Johnson

Departmental Papers (ESE)

Purpose

Explore whether agent-based modeling and simulation can help healthcare administrators discover interventions that increase population wellness and quality of care while, simultaneously, decreasing costs. Since important dynamics often lie in the social determinants outside the health facilities that provide services, this study thus models the problem at three levels (individuals, organizations, and society).

Methods

The study explores the utility of translating an existing (prize winning) software for modeling complex societal systems and agent's daily life activities (like a Sim City style of software), into a desired decision support system. A case study tests if the 3 levels of ...