Achieving value-based healthcare -- increasing quality, reducing cost, and spreading access - has proven to be extremely challenging, in part due to research that is siloed and largely focused on singular risk factors, ineffective care coordination resulting from service fragmentation, and costly unintended consequences of reform that have emerged due to the complexity of healthcare systems. Understanding the behavior of the overall system is becoming a major concern among healthcare managers and decision-makers intent on increasing value for their systems.
This book fills a gap in the literature that is becoming more evident as reform efforts proliferate: a holistic Modeling and Simulation (M&S) approach to value-based healthcare within a framework that enables designing, testing and implementing concepts to integrate resource allocations, health phenomenon dynamics, individual behavior, and population dynamics. It presents a pathways-based efficient coordination of care model involving all stakeholders including patients, providers, care deliverers, managers, and payers. It shows how M&S can help design a better service infrastructure and describes the information technologies that are necessary to implement it successfully. It also presents global and national healthcare perspectives from Europe, USA, Asia and Africa, as well as research directions needed to realize the value-based M&S healthcare vision.
Prof. Bernard Zeigler is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer engineering at the University of Arizona, USA. He is currently affiliated with the Center of Excellence in Command, Control, Communications, Computing and Intelligence (C4I Center) at George Mason University and is also the Chief Scientist at RTSync Corp.
Prof. Mamadou Kaba Traore heads the Web & Mobile Software Engineering MSc degree at Blaise Pascal University, France. He is also adjunct Professor at the African University of Science and Technology, Nigeria, where he heads the Computer Science department.
Prof. Grégory Zacharewicz is Full Professor at the National Institute of Mines and Telecom (IMT - Mines Ales). He recently joined the LGI2P research lab.
Dr. Raphaël Duboz is a visiting researcher at the “Institut Pasteur du Cambodge”, IPC, Cambodia. He is involved in a European Aid program which aims at promoting and developing participatory modeling techniques in a holistic approach called “One Health”.
A must-read for researchers and professionals in information technology, health informatics and health technologies. It is also aimed at university professors and students in healthcare related disciplines and multi-disciplinary fields such as industrial engineering, computer engineering, systems engineering, management science, and computer science.