Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE)
Second Committee Member
Health and environmental sciences, Applied sciences
We build on the current consistent vehicle routing problem literature by formulating a novel multi- objective mathematical model of the home health scheduling and routing problem that includes the option of assigning some patient visits to remote monitoring devices, with the objectives of mini- mizing total cost, achieving nurse consistency and creating balanced nurse workloads. A heuristic solution approach that approximates the efficient frontier of this multiobjective problem is pre- sented and validated, and the results of using this methodology to solve several realistic instances are included. We also analyze the assignment of patients to devices and present some managerial insights into making these assignments in practice.
Spicer, J. (2012). Patient and Nurse Considerations in Home Health Routing with Remote Monitoring Devices. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/404