The Health Services Modelling Associates (HSMA) programme, which represents a joint collaboration between PenCLAHRC and the South West Academic Health Science Network, involves NHS staff from across the South West peninsula region being released for a day a week for a year to undertake a modelling project for their health services organisation. Each HSMA receives training and ongoing mentoring from PenCLAHRC, and is supported to develop and deliver impactful projects that can lead to real change for their organisations, and to develop skills that can be embedded in their organisations in the future. Due to significantly increased interest to take part in the HSMA programme, this year saw a tripling of the number of HSMAs accepted onto the programme.
The HSMA Programme - Presentation Seminar 2018 will provide HSMAs with the opportunity to present the work they have been undertaking over the last year. Presentations on the day will include explanations and discussions of modelling projects conducted at health service organisations which have:
- used computer simulation to reduce delays in glaucoma and spinal treatment, improve ambulance response times, reduce delays to discharge from hospital, and assess demand for stroke beds
- used Artificial Intelligence to explore whether a machine can learn when it is appropriate not to send an ambulance and which surgical operations should be cancelled
- used whole systems modelling to understand how patient health needs increase the longer they spend in hospital and how healthcare assessment backlogs can best be cleared
There will also be a presentation on a new project which is using Artificial Intelligence to predict whether an Emergency Department will breach the four hour target within the next two hours, combined with a simulation model to understand how to get the hospital back on track.
You are cordially invited to attend this event which will take place on 5th December 2018 at the Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, 10 .00 – 16.00 GMT.