MHPW 2010: Making Healthcare Processes Work

Information Systems meet Scheduling Theory


Auditorium, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands


Workshop: February 15-16, 2010; Registration Deadline: February 1, 2010

Call for Participation in PDF format

The healthcare sector is one of the most important economic sectors of industrialized countries. Healthcare currently consumes 15% of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product and it is expected to reach 19% within the coming decade.
This workshop aims to bring together practitioners and research experts from varying fields (information systems, computer scientists, probabilists, healthcare administrators and medical doctors) in order to develop a new integrated methodology in the approach of frontier problems in healthcare. It provides the right forum for the presentation and discussion of both recent developments in research and the new challenges faced by healthcare organisations, as well as the cooperation of a diverse body of experts. The workshop brings together researchers from Europe, North America, Canada and Israel. It aims to integrate the research on healthcare problems within Europe.
The theme of the workshop focuses on the modelling of processes connected to the healthcare industry; the underlying goal is to improve the performance of these processes via the analysis of the stochastic nature of the procedures followed and the optimised usage of information systems.
It is our goal to treat core questions in the field both from an operational point of view (performance) and from an organisational point of view (dissemination of information). The novelty of our approach is that we wish to approach problems through an integrated approach, looking at all contributing procedures, rather than focus on specific research areas. For this reason, we have gathered a wide panel of experts.


Steering Committee

The list of invited speakers has been reviewed by the following committee:
  • I.J.B.F. (Ivo) Adan, Eindhoven University of Technology,
  • P.W.P.J. (Paul) Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology,
  • J.A. (Han) La Poutré, Eindhoven University of Technology,
  • M.H. (Monique) Jansen - Vullers, Eindhoven University of Technology.