The first joint IBOSS-ECMath workshop on optimization methods in healthcare took place on 18.-19. October 2018 at the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB). It was organized and supported by ECMath and the MODAL AG.
The research project Information-Based Optimization of Surgery Schedules (IBOSS) aims at developing fast algorithms to optimize for more efficient resource utilization in daily operating room schedules at hospitals. IBOSS is carried out by three research institutions: ZIB, Freie Universität Berlin and the University of Paderborn each contribute with their individual expertise. The industry partners of IBOSS are the Charité Berlin, the German Association of OP-Managers (VOPM), and the French company DeepOR. IBOSS is also cooperating with the BMBF partner project HealthFaCT.
The workshop served as a platform for exchange on solving challenging problems in healthcare planning where 12 different institutions participated proactively at the workshop. This led to exciting discussions how to overcome today’s obstacles for a better future treatment of this evolving area.
IBOSS is funded by the Mathematics Research Program of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the research cluster Innovations in Healthcare.