Health Efficiency

Health Efficiency

How Can Engineering be a Player in Health Organization?

1st Edition - November 22, 2018

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  • Editor: Marianne Sarazin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128183779
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781785483110

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Health Efficiency: How Can Engineering be a Player in Health Organization? explores the important components of performance measurement. It brings together the work of researchers, doctors and engineers involved in an area where collaboration between doctors and engineers is becoming more and more common. However, the application of industrial engineering and operational research to health systems is still poorly studied and researched, hence the need for this book. After all, better exchanges between disciplines equals better knowledge between health professionals and engineers.

Key Features

  • Presents work done during several days of conferences
  • Includes examples of the integration of engineering in health
  • Provides elements of reflection for the possible interaction of these two disciplines


Doctors and engineers

Table of Contents

  • Part 1. Health Technology Coordination Approach
    1. Forward Vision of Technologies and Health Knowledge
    2. Coordination Between Professionals: a Public Health Issue

    Part 2. Optimization of Flows within a Hospital
    3. Decision Support Methods for Efficient Flow Management in Medical Device Sterilization Departments
    4. Prediction of Hospital Flows Based on Influenza Epidemics and Meteorological Factors

    Part 3. Oncology and Technology
    5. Cancer Care Pathway: How Technological Advances are Helping to Address Coordination Challenges
    6. Optimization Issues in Chemotherapy Delivery

    Part 4. Age-appropriate Technologies
    7. Comparison of Two Hospitalization Admission Pathways in Geriatrics, Either Directly through a Telephone Line or Hotline or After a Visit to an Emergency Department
    8. Therapeutic Education for the Patient over 75 Years Old Living at Home

    Part 5. The Health Network
    9. The Evolution of the Economic Model of the Health Network in France: Challenges and Prospects
    10. Primary Care Electronic Health Data: Good to the Last Byte
    11. Conclusion

Product details

  • No. of pages: 210
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © ISTE Press - Elsevier 2018
  • Published: November 22, 2018
  • Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128183779
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781785483110

About the Editor

Marianne Sarazin

Marianne Sarazin completed her medical studies at the Saint Etienne University of Medicine. After a general course, she was able to obtain her qualification in public health in 1999. Following a master's degree in bio-statistics proposed by Professor Bruno Falissard in Paris, she was able to join the School's Engineering and Health Center of the Mines of Saint Etienne and to support a thesis of sciences on the subject of probabilistic scores applied to the field of the health and in particular for a use in the framework of the aging. Passionate about epidemiology and in parallel with her university studies, she contributed to the development in Saint Etienne of a network of general practitioners in order to monitor health indicators at the level of the general population in order to model and predict The epidemics . This network was initially supported by the National Public Health Network (RNSP) corresponding formerly to the current national organization: Public Health France. It was then absorbed in 2006 by the Sentinelles Network, a national network of general practitioners coordinated by the Mixed Health Research Unit 1136 (UMRS 1136) of the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm). In this context, Marianne Sarazin joined the UMRS 1136 Inserm team as a researcher responsible for the Sentinelles network in the Auvergne, Rhône Alpes and Franche Comté regions. Marianne Sarazin also managed the hospital databases for 12 years on behalf of the Hospital Center of Firminy, member of the Regional Hospital Group of the University Hospital Center of Saint Etienne, and since early 2017 for the Mutualiste Group's health facilities. from Saint Etienne. This competence within the health establishments allowed him to become collaborator, in the continuity of his thesis, of the I4S team of the Engineering and Health Center of the Ecole des Mines, a team specialized in the optimization of care pathways. This activity is carried out in synergy with the UMRS 1136 supplementing the city medicine approach with a hospital approach. It is with this team that the Efficiency Days of Care Systems were born in 2014.

Affiliations and Expertise

Engineering and Health Center - National School of Mines of Saint Etienne, Sentinel Network

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