A model for medical staff idleness minimization

C. E.V. Marinho, Vânia Vieira Estrela*, Hermes José Loschi, Navid Razmjooy, Albany E. Herrmann, Y. Thiagarajan, Mikhail P. Vishnevski, Ana Carolina Borges Monteiro, Reinaldo Padilha França, Yuzo Iano

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Operation research concepts can help healthcare facilities with unplanned situations, crisis, and handling of supplies, utilities, and strategies. A methodology for dealing with the Man-Hour (MH) distribution in a cellular type Healthcare Organization (HCO) is introduced, and its goal is to maximize the use of resources and workforce. The problem is modeled via Linear Programming (LP), which results in a minimal cost flow problem with the simplex algorithm. The proposed framework (MCFP) can motivate individuals, reward ability and individual knowledge (not only moneywise) plus improving patient care. Such model can help to devise a software tool for decision making with performance and efficiency; it brings direct profit for the HCO and its staff due to the superior management of their MHs, and it increases the benefits to the community they serve. The methodology models MHs in an HCO to optimize management, decision-making tasks, and resource distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th Brazilian Technology Symposium (BTSym’18) - Emerging Trends and Challenges in Technology
EditorsYuzo Iano, Hermes José Loschi, Rangel Arthur, Osamu Saotome, Vânia Vieira Estrela
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030160524
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Brazilian Technology Symposium, BTSym 2018 - Campinas, Brazil
Duration: 23 Oct 201825 Oct 2018
Conference number: 4

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026


Conference4th Brazilian Technology Symposium, BTSym 2018
Abbreviated titleBTSym 2018


  • Graph theory applications
  • Healthcare system model
  • Healthcare work assignment
  • Idleness minimization
  • Linear programming
  • Minimal cost flow problem
  • Motivation rewards
  • Simplex algorithm


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