CHOIR in practice

STW LogiDOC: the project that kick-started CHOIR

An overview of the results in the past 5 years

Erwin Hans

In November of this year, CHOIR’s first large scale project “LogiDOC” (Logistical Design for Optimal Care) will come to an end. This project was funded by Technology Foundation STW, and co-funded by ORTEC and University of Twente. It allowed 5 PhD candidates to do a research project within hospitals in the Netherlands: Peter Vanberkel (NKI), Theresia van Essen (HagaZiekenhuis), Peter Hulshof (Reinier de Graaf), Nikky Kortbeek (AMC), and Egbert van der Veen (ORTEC). The project has resulted in a huge number of publications, awards, and has had a great impact on the collaborating hospitals. It really kick-started the CHOIR research group at University of Twente. This presentation will give an overview of the results of this project.

Biography: Erwin W. Hans is a full tenured Associate Professor Operations Management and Process Optimization in Healthcare, and Director of Education within the Industrial Engineering and Management program at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. His research focuses on the area of healthcare process optimization using modeling and optimization techniques from Operations Research and Management Science. He co-founded the Center of Healthcare Operations Improvement & Research (CHOIR) the Netherlands’ center of expertise in healthcare logistics. CHOIR extensively collaborates with the Dutch healthcare sector, both in OR/OM research and teaching of healthcare professionals.