Pre-conference Workshop 1

Operational research in primary care: Opportunities for collaboration

Thursday, 12th May, 09:00 - 12:30

  • Lerzan Örmeci, Professor, Industrial Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Koc University
  • Evrim Didem Güneş, Associate Professor, Operations Management, College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, Koc University, Turkey
  • Ali Mete Özbek, PhD Candidate, Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Koc University, Turkey.
  • Serap Cifcili, Professor, Family Medicine Department, School of Medicine, Marmara University, Chairperson of MARSEV, Turkey

Operational research is a field offering advanced analytical methods to help decision-making in designing and managing complex systems. Such methods, including simulation, optimization, and data analytics, can effectively be used in primary care settings to improve care delivery. Some examples are improving workflows, optimizing staffing and patient scheduling, managing physicians’ time for different activities and understanding and forecasting patient needs among others.    

In this workshop, after a brief presentation about how operational research is used in healthcare settings, opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects will be discussed in small groups.

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