Health Efficiency

How Can Engineering be a Player in Health Organization?

Health Industrialization SET Coordinated by Bruno Salgues

Health Efficiency

Edited by

Marianne Sarazin, Inserm, France

ISBN : 9781785483110

Publication Date : December 2018

Hardcover 210 pp

130.00 USD



Efficiency is an important component of performance measurement. It is the optimization of the consumption of the resources used for the production of a result. Building on this concept, this book brings together the work of researchers, doctors and engineers to reflect on the intersection of engineering and health in terms of health efficiency.

Although there are more and more collaborations between doctors and engineers, the application of industrial engineering and operational research to health systems is still poorly known in the medical world. This book shows, using concrete examples, how engineering can come to the service of health. Based on research presented at an interdisciplinary conference organized by the Engineering and Health Center of the École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne, the various contributors reflect on the possible interactions between these two disciplines.


Part 1. Health Technology Coordination Approach
1. Forward Vision of Technologies and Health Knowledge, Robert Picard.
2. Coordination Between Professionals: a Public Health Issue, Gérard Mick, Mario Debellis, Marc Weissmann, Michel Saby
and Alexandra Genthon.

Part 2. Optimization of Flows within a Hospital
3. Decision Support Methods for Efficient Flow Management in Medical Device Sterilization Departments, Maria Di Mascolo.
4. Prediction of Hospital Flows Based on Influenza Epidemics and Meteorological Factors, Radia Spiga, Mireille Batton-Hubert
and Marianne Sarazin.

Part 3. Oncology and Technology
5. Cancer Care Pathway: How Technological Advances are Helping to Address Coordination Challenges, Mario Di Palma.
6. Optimization Issues in Chemotherapy Delivery, Jean-Charles Billaut, Virginie André, Yannick Kergosien and Jean-François Tournamille.

Part 4. Age-appropriate Technologies
7. Comparison of Two Hospitalization Admission Pathways in Geriatrics, Either Directly through a Telephone Line or Hotline
or After a Visit to an Emergency Department, Laure Martinez, Marie-Ange Blanchon, Thomas Celarier and Marianne Sarazin.
8. Therapeutic Education for the Patient over 75 Years Old Living at Home, Justine Dijon, Marianne Sarazin, Vincent Augusto, Thomas Franck
and Régis Gonthier.

Part 5. The Health Network
9. The Evolution of the Economic Model of the Health Network in France: Challenges and Prospects, Aline Lemeur.
10. Primary Care Electronic Health Data: Good to the Last Byte, Richard Birtwhistle.

About the authors/editors

Marianne Sarazin is a public health doctor with a doctorate in Life Sciences from the Engineering and Health Center (CIS) of the École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne, France. She is Head of the Medical Information Department of the Mutualiste Sanitary Group of Saint-Étienne and a CIS collaborator in the Optimization of Healthcare Systems department as well as UMRS 1136 Inserm, specializing in the modeling of epidemics.