Clinical Laboratory Performance Analysis: A System Dynamics Approach
Eylül Damla Gönül
Tarih ve Saat
9 Mayıs 2018 - 09:30
YerMühendislik Binası A-511
Title: Clinical Laboratory Performance Analysis: A System Dynamics Approach
Abstract: While maintaining an organization, managers must think about both profitability and quality. Especially in healthcare systems, the service should be delivered with acceptable quality and it must be affordable for all patients. Studies show that clinical laboratories are one of the most critical parts in healthcare systems in terms of demand and expenditures. Thus, clinical laboratory systems should be delivered with acceptable quality and affordable price. Whether public or private, clinical laboratories must create value in their performance while meeting time, quality, resource, and cost constraints.
System dynamics is a sophisticated simulation modeling approach to understand and analyze the dynamics of complex systems in both business and social environment. This approach enables the modelers to make better judgments about their decision using the inner dynamics of the model in question. In this research, system dynamics approach is preferred for model development because it enables modelers to understand and discuss complex problems by illuminating the relationships among the variables involved.
The purpose of this study is to present a system dynamics model that is used to simulate the dynamics of various factors that impact the clinical laboratory performance. Facing a staff capacity constraint, a clinical laboratory can undertake a number of strategies: hiring new staff, working overtime, or doing both. Developed model is used to analyze the impact of various factors on main productivity parameters for these strategies. Model is run for one year and laboratory performance behavior is analyzed over this time period.
Biography: Eylül Damla Gönül is a Ph.D. Candidate at Systems Engineering Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences at Yeditepe University. She graduated from Systems Engineering Dept., Yeditepe University in 2009. Between August 2009 and September 2017, she worked as a teaching assistant at Industrial and Systems Engineering Dept. at the same university.