Special Issue "Gaming Simulations in Health Care Logistics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: gaming; simulation; design of complex systems; transportation; health care
Scientifically supported methods for coordination and quality improvement within health, care, and healthcare services are crucial to face current issues associated with an aging population, multimorbidity, lack of personnel, and the shift towards preventative health. This includes new forms of health systems and healthcare logistics approaches and methods that support process-based organization within departments as well as between clinics, and various public health and caregiving organizations. Against the backdrop of the complexity of the healthcare system, healthcare logistics is moving towards supporting improved and patient-centric care. This perspective moves away from optimizing flows, and away from the traditional perspective of the movement of physical goods towards considering and coordinating flows other than people through the healthcare system. With that perspective, this Special Issue solicits articles on, but not limited to, the following topics:
- Systems approaches and design of healthcare logistical flows;
- Simulation approaches to healthcare logistics: hybrid, integrated, participatory and/or data-driven approaches towards simulating logistical flows;
- Case studies on the improvement of patient flows and caregiver workflows to achieve more patient-centered and efficient care;
- Methods that support the development of co-creation and collaboration in public sector organizations.
Prof. Dr. Sebastiaan Meijer
Dr. Jayanth Raghothama
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Logistics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Healthcare Systems Design
- Healthcare Logistics