Industrial Engineering for Hospitals is built around a set of hospital logistics case studies based on industrial engineering approaches to planning, logistics, transportation, inventory and flow management. The case studies focus on different areas of the hospital, including pharmacy, emergency room, EMS, radiotherapy and oncology, and sterilization. No other recent book addresses operations management and logistics challenges for hospitals or healthcare services in this manner. The book presents new approaches based on industrial logistics concepts to solve hospital logistic problems. Each chapter addresses a particular topic of hospital logistics, and three case studies implemented in a hospital are presented.
- Discusses operation management issues for hospitals and healthcare services
- Discusses health care administration management, the health information system and patient flow improvement
- Explores the relevant problem of logistics in hospitals
- Presents new approaches based on industrial logistics concepts to solve hospital logistics problems
- Addresses hospital logistics using three case studies
Maria Di Mascolo is a research director at the CNRS of G-SCOP Grenoble since 2013. Before, she was a researcher in the same Laboratory for almost 7 years.
Marie-Laure Espinouse is a professor at Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble since 2010. Between 2007 and 2010 she was an associate professor at the same university. She obtained her PhD in 1998.
Eric Marcon manages a research team in healthcare and logistics management. The research approaches developed at LASPI Healthcare team involve the development of modeling and simulation tools, and computer based decision support systems as support tools in organizational and decision making improvement of hospital centers and homecare.
He has been the team leader for several regional or national research projects during the 10 last years (HRP2, HRP3, OSAD, Lean Healthcare project, ETOILE project).
He created the first healthcare management subsidiary of the Saint Etienne University in 2010.
Between September 2010 and August 2012, he was on temporary assignment to the French embassy. His job was to advise the minister of the higher education and research. He worked particularly on the design of new universities, on writing a new law text on the professorial teaching and university status.