Outpatient Wait List Management - Helmut worked together with ABTRAN to develop a tool for waitlist management for Outpatient services in multiple hospitals of the HSE. Wait times for appointments at hospitals are a severe problem in Ireland, with routine appointments for many specialities having wait times over 15 months. The OWL (Outpatient Wait List) tool helps hospitals to improve resource use, and identify strategic investment choices that maximise reductions in the wait times. This is done by finding the best balance between capacity reserved for urgent patients, and capacity used for routine procedures. It also allows for work to be spread more evenly between consultants, and between multiple hospitals in the same region, by allocating mobile patients to departments with spare capacity. The application was tested with data from two hospitals in the southern region of the HSE.
The team also developed a tool to visualise and analyze public waiting list data of the NTPF (National Treatment Purchase Fund), which provides a national overview of wait times across all HSE hospitals, as well as detailed analysis for all departments and all specialities across the country.
Gabriel Castañé, Helmut Simonis, Kenneth Brown, Yiqing Lin, Cemalettin Ozturk, Michele Garraffa, Mark Antunes
Refereed Conf./Meeting Proceeding
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2019 Winter Simulation Conference N. Mustafee, K.-H.G. Bae, S. Lazarova-Molnar, M. Rabe, C. Szabo, P. Haas, and Y.J. Son, eds., Date: 2019Location: United States of America,
Insight Researchers: Helmut SimonisNon-Insight Researchers: Ekaterina Arafailova, Nicolas BeldiceanuOrganising Body: ACP, Event: PTHG-18: The Second Workshop on Progress Towards the Holy Grail, Venue: CP 2018, LilleDate: 27/08/2018Event Type: WorkshopPresentation Type: Plenary talk
Insight Researchers: Helmut SimonisNon-Insight Researchers: Ekaterina Arafailova, Nicolas BeldiceanuOrganising Body: ACP, Event: Workshop on Progress Towards the Holy Grail, CP 2017, Venue: Melbourne Convention CentreDate: 28/08/2017Event Type: WorkshopPresentation Type: Paper
Insight Researchers: Helmut Simonis, Luis QuesadaNon-Insight Researchers: Joshua M Duley, Róisín Hill, Jean Abi Rizk, Ali SheikhiOrganising Body: MACSI, Event: 128th European Study Group with Industry, Venue: University of LimerickDate: 15/08/2017Event Type: WorkshopPresentation Type: Paper
Insight Researchers: Helmut Simonis, Mike O'KeeffeOrganising Body: Dept of An Taoiseach, Event: Data Summit, Venue: Convention Centre, DublinDate: 15/06/2017Event Type: ConferencePresentation Type: Poster
Insight Researchers: Helmut SimonisOrganising Body: 22nd International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, Event: CP 2016 Doctoral Programme, Date: 05/09/2016Event Type: Invited SeminarPresentation Type: Invited speaker
Insight Researchers: Alan Smeaton, Barry O'Sullivan, Helmut SimonisNon-Insight Researchers: Alan KInsellaOrganising Body: ACP, Event: Industrial Day at CP 2015, Venue: CorkDate: 03/09/2015Event Type: ConferencePresentation Type: Poster
Insight Researchers: Helmut SimonisOrganising Body: ACP, Event: Sixth International Workshop on Bin Packing and Placement Constraints BPPC'15, Venue: CorkDate: 31/08/2015Event Type: WorkshopPresentation Type: Invited speaker
Insight Researchers: Deepak Mehta, Barry O'Sullivan, Cemalettin Ozturk, Luis Quesada, Helmut SimonisOrganising Body: INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics, Event: Workshop on Bin Packing and Placement Constraints at The 11th International Conference on Integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Operations Research (OR) techniques in Constraint Programming, Venue: Imperial Hotel - CorkDate: 19/05/2014Event Type: WorkshopPresentation Type: Paper