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Roche K.T.,Banner Health Corporation | Rivera D.E.,Energy Control Systems Engineering | Cochran J.K.,Air Force Institute of Technology
Mathematical and Computer Modelling | Year: 2012

As factors such as population growth, nation-wide closure of hospitals, and an aging population combine to strain the healthcare system of the United States (US), the demand for better resource and capacity planning increases. This paper proposes a five-step methodology to model and control whole hospital occupancy. The hospital system is viewed using a continuous-time, fluid tank analogy. The system is subsequently discretized and a framework using control theory and Model Predictive Control (MPC) is developed to assist in tactical decision making, while maintaining occupancy targets. The result is a customizable modeling approach that represents interactions between different hospital areas, and interactions between the hospital and the outside world, or the population seeking hospital services. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

Taniguchi T.,Energy Control Systems Engineering
Hitachi Review | Year: 2013

As society moves towards a low-carbon future, the adoption of renewable energy and the utilization of previously untapped energy sources have grown in importance along with ongoing improvements in energy efficiency at manufacturing plants. Meanwhile, compliance with host countly regulations and coordination with the local community are also important factors for plant construction. Hitachi supplies factoiy and community energy-saving system solutions for a low-carbon society. © Hitachi, Ltd. 1994, 2013.

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