Multi-Agent Systems For Healthcare Simulation And Modeling

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The modeling of healthcare components and systems in order to develop a complete understanding of component interactions is one of the more challenging simulation and modeling problems for software agent systems. Multi-Agent Systems for Healthcare Simulation and Modeling: Applications for System Improvement provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings used by medical professionals in the implementation of multi-agent systems. This Premier Reference Source disseminates understanding on the strategic role of systems modeling in healthcare, a valuable resource to academicians, researchers, and field practitioners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605667720
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 4/14/2011
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Current Practices in Select Healthcare Systems Venkat Sadanand Sadanand, Venkat 1

Ch. 2 Economic Efficiency and the Canadian Health Care System Asha B. Sadanand Sadanand, Asha B. 13

Ch. 3 A Review of Recent Contribution in Agent-Based Health Care Modeling Simerjit Gill Gill, Simerjit Raman Paranjape Paranjape, Raman 26

Ch. 4 Agency in Health Care System Modeling and Analysis Raman Paranjape Paranjape, Raman Simerjit Gill Gill, Simerjit 45

Ch. 5 Operating Room Simulation and Agent-Based Optimization Q. Peng Peng, Q. Q. Niu Niu, Q. Y. Xie Xie, Y. T. ElMekkawy ElMekkawy, T. 69

Ch. 6 Building a Health Care Multi-Agent Simulation System with Role-Based Modeling Xiaoqin Zhang Zhang, Xiaoqin Haiping Xu Xu, Haiping Bhavesh Shrestha Shrestha, Bhavesh 90

Ch. 7 HeCaSe2: A Multi-Agent System that Automates the Application of Clinical Guidelines David Isern Isern, David Antonio Moreno Moreno, Antonio 113

Ch. 8 An Agent-Based Modeling System for Wellness Luigi Benedicenti Benedicenti, Luigi Chitsutha Soomlek Soomlek, Chitsutha 137

Ch. 9 Using Probabilistic Neural Network to Select a Medical Specialist Agent Vijay Kumar Mago Mago, Vijay Kumar M. Syamala Devi Devi, M. Syamala Ajay Bhatia Bhatia, Ajay Ravinder Mehta Mehta, Ravinder 164

Ch. 10 A Multi-Agent Simulation of Kidney Function for Medical Education Kin Lik Wang Wang, Kin Lik Nancy E. Reed Reed, Nancy E. Dale S. Vincent Vincent, Dale S. 178

Ch. 11 Role of Multi-Agents System in Creation of Collaborative Environments within Mental Health Domain Maja Hadzic Hadzic, Maja Darshan S. Dillon Dillon, Darshan S. 196

Ch. 12 Multi-Agent Systems in Developing Countries Dean Yergens Yergens, Dean Julie Hiner Hiner, Julie JorgDenzinger Denzinger, Jorg 215

Ch. 13 Projecting Health Care Factors into Future Outcomes with Agent-Based Modeling Georgiy Bobashev Bobashev, Georgiy Andrei Borshchev Borshchev, Andrei 234

Compilation of References 257

Index 282

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