Author: Michael O'Sullivan

Improved planning for the scheduling of surgeries

Summer of Research project by Thomas Adams, supervised by Dr Michael O’Sullivan, University of Auckland. To better allocate resources and plan for surgeries, Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) require data-driven analysis of their surgical scheduling. This will help them to understand the effect of re-allocating surgical sessions between surgical specialties. The aim of this …

Using modelling to improve efficiency at Dargaville Medical Centre

Summer of Research project by Lucy McSweeney, University of Auckland, supervised by Dr Michael O’Sullivan Jnr (University of Auckland) Creating a model of how patients and staff use and provide services at a health clinic can help that clinic operate more efficiently. Dargaville Medical Centre (DMC) is a large General Practice in Northland with 12 …

Financial Evaluation of EDDI (Early Detection Decision Information)

Summer of Research project by James Zhang, University of Auckland, supervised by Dr Michael O’Sullivan Jnr (University of Auckland). New software could flag issues early during operations, helping surgeons and anaesthetists intervene before serious complications arise. We need to find out how much of a difference this software makes, and whether it will prevent complications …