There are two ways to enter the Simio Student Case Competition. You can either enter directly or through class participation. This year, we had 18 teams enter directly (37 students) and 19 instructors with 124 teams (423 students) for a total of 142 teams (460 students).
We also had representation from the following 18 countries:
The 460 students came from these 32 schools:
Urgent Care Centers of Simio (UCCS) owns a number of urgent care centers across the country that provide patient care on a walk-in basis, typically during regular business hours as well as evenings and weekends. UCCS is generally equipped to treat conditions seen in primary care practices such as infections, flu, minor injuries, and simple fractures. UCCS are staffed by nurses, physicians and physician assistants, and specialists like an orthopedic specialist.
UCCS facilities include areas for patient registration, waiting, and triage as well as multiple exam / procedure rooms of various types. Patient demand varies not only by time of day and day of week, but also varies across their different centers. UCCS wants to determine the best general layout, staffing, room allocation, and other operating methodologies. UCCS would also like to evaluate how increasing patient incentives to pre-schedule for exams and other minor sicknesses could potentially reduce the staffing required.
Since it is desired to use the same model to optimize centers in many cities, the simulation model must be data driven to easily modify the patient demographics and experiment with the facility and staff configuration and optimization. The proposal must be “sold” to the UCCS board, so 3d animation and clarity of the results is particularly important.
The judging was based on:
For more detail, see the Contest Judging Criteria.
Healthcare Systems Engineer at Array Architects (USA)
|Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab
IAEng Senior Lecturer at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (Malaysia)
Senior Modeling and Simulation Engineer at BAE Systems (USA)
Professor at Oklahoma State (USA)
Lecturer at Northern University (USA)
Senior Developer, Modeling & Simulation Specialist at Stream Systems (Canada)
|John Edward Santana Ogando
Professor at Universidad APEC (Dominican Republic)
|Dr. C. Dennis Pegden
Founder and CEO
Vice President of Operations
Senior Applications Engineer