This handbook provides our take on optimization of logistics processes
in healthcare and on the gap that exists between theory and practice. We will
bridge that gap as all theoretical results presented in this book have actually been implemented in the healthcare domain. We are driven by a desire to improve the healthcare system, by effectively making an impact with Operations Research (OR).
We discuss specific projects that have addressed major challenges for healthcare
Operations Research. We present our solution approaches, our approaches to
implement the results in practice, and the impact on healthcare organizations. In
addition, we discuss the problems we encountered when implementing the results in practice and how we addressed them. In this introductory chapter, we discuss the ecosystem of our research center CHOIR (Center for Healthcare Operations Improvement & Research) and demonstrate how we have an impact on healthcare logistics.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Healthcare Logistics|
|Subtitle of host publication||Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Name||International Series in Operations Research & Management Science|