Healthcare Simulation: Innovative Techniques for Application

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2 p.m. Eastern time | Register now

Presenters: Alice Gittler, EwingCole, Ali Hobbs, Catalyst, Laura Silvoy, Array Advisors and Muyuan Li, Ph.D., BayCare Health Systems

Healthcare organizations can utilize discrete event simulation (DES) to help them make decisions. In this webinar, we would like to share innovative techniques used at different stages of a simulation study, from initial stakeholder engagement through the presentation of results. Each technique will be discussed through the lens of a business case.

If you are an engineer interested in spicing up your simulation study, or if you are a healthcare administrator looking for innovative approaches to problem solving, join us on August 23rd. 

Alice Gittler is director of Healthcare Design Research and Engagement at EwingCole, Gittler collaborates with their research and design teams and clients to explore, test, and demonstrate the value of design solutions by means of thoughtful and systematic study and engagement with stakeholders. Her particular interests are in both process improvement and design research and finding new ways to bridge those disciplines while also maintaining the integrity and rigor (and appropriate application) of their distinct and overlapping methodologies. Gittler holds a BA in Anthropology and MPS in Healthcare Interior Design and she is EDAC and Lean Six-Sigma for Healthcare Green Belt certified.

Ali Hobbs is a healthcare analyst at Catalyst, a Haskell Company. She holds a BS and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University with her master’s thesis and research focused around human factors in healthcare. Hobbs enjoys providing process improvement viewpoint and sound analytics to streamline workflows, operationally optimize facility layouts, and visually displaying complex data in healthcare.

Laura Silvoy is the Director of Continuous Improvement at Array Advisors. She holds a BA in Architecture and a Master of Engineering in Healthcare Systems Engineering from Lehigh University and is Lean Bronze Certified. Laura’s focus includes simulation modeling, data visualization, and applying lean management principles to both healthcare and architecture.

Muyuan Li, Ph.D., is a senior health system engineer at BayCare Health Systems in Clearwater, FL. Her work is primarily focused on the use of system engineering for operational optimization and strategic planning. She holds a Master and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.