A Solution to Efficiently Plan Surgeries at the Ottawa Hospital
Congratulations to Telfer professor Jonathan Patrick, and Mr. Davood Astaraky, MSc candidate in Systems Science at the University of Ottawa, who were awarded a Mitacs-Accelerate Graduate Internship grant. The six-month project, entitled Surgical Scheduling and Capacity Planning, will begin in October 2011, and is sponsored by The Ottawa Hospital.
The purpose of this project is to develop a mathematical model that will effectively answer scheduling and capacity planning challenges for meeting wait time targets for surgeries at the Ottawa Hospital.
“Mitacs-Accelerate is Canada’s premiere research internship program. It connects companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business research challenges. Interns transfer their skills from theory to real-world application, while the companies gain a competitive advantage by accessing high-quality research expertise.” (Source: www.mitacs.ca/accelerate).