Antibiotic Resistance Dynamics

Client: Texas Department of Health

Authors/Consultants: Homer J, Ritchie-Dunham J, Rabbino H, Puente L, Jorgensen J, Hendricks K

Many common bacterial pathogens have become increasingly resistant to the antibiotics used to treat them. The evidence suggests that the essential cause of the problem is the extensive and often inappropriate use of antibiotics, a practice that […]

Hospital Surge Capacity Planning

Client: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), US Department of Health and Human Services

Authors/Consultants: Manley W, Homer J, Hoard M, Roy S, Furbee P, et al.

A system dynamics model was developed to help hospitals assess their ability to handle surges of demand during various types of disasters. The model represents all major flows […]

Local Strategy for Chronic Disease Management and Prevention

Client: a large hospital in Washington State

Authors/Consultants: Homer J, Hirsch G, Minniti M, Pierson M

Experts agree that the U.S. healthcare system is poorly organized to care for chronic illnesses and wasteful and unresponsive to the needs of patients. The “Pursuing Perfection” program sought to improve chronic care in Whatcom County, Washington State. SD […]

Obesity Population Dynamics

Client: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Authors/Consultants: Homer J, Milstein B, Dietz W, Buchner D, Majestic E

A system dynamics simulation model was developed for understanding trends in obesity in the United States. Data on population body weight from 1971-2002 were combined with information from nutritional science and demography into a single analytic […]

National Health System Reform Strategy

HealthBound

 

Name National Health System Reform Strategy Modelers Bobby Milstein, Jack Homer, Gary Hirsch

Client/Participant Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Client Type Government

 

The Issue You Tackled Proposals to improve the US health system are commonly supported by models that have only a few variables and overlook certain processes […]

Health and Social Care Policy in the UK

Client: UK Government

Authors/Consultants: Wolstenholme E, Monk D, McKelvie D, Smith G

In 2000, the British government initiated a National Health Services (NHS) program aimed at improving the quality of health care services. This long range program included hiring new employees, providing more facilities in the form of intermediate care centers and beds, and access […]

Supply Chain Options in Pharmaceuticals

Client: Anonymous pharmaceutical company

Authors/Consultants: Jones L (Ventana Systems UK)

A global pharmaceuticals company wanted to evaluate future supply-chain options for a group of drug products.

In a series of workshops held with knowledgeable personnel over a six week period, the team (comprising the modeller and all workshop attendees) developed a simple simulation to help […]

Medical Device Company

Medical Device Company

 

Name Medical Device Company Modelers Kim Warren Contact For more information on this case, please contact Kim Warren at Strategy Dynamics.

Client ALK-Abello, Denmark Client Type Corporation

 

The Issue You Tackled

The company faces total loss of sales for a consumer medical device – very well known […]

Pharmaceutical Product Life-cycles

Client: Anonymous Pharmaceutical Company

Authors/Consultants: Jones L (Ventana Systems UK)

A leading global pharmaceutical company wanted to understand the interdependencies between resource levels and experience through the life-cycle of drug products. It was also interested in the impact of organisational design on its ability to manage the product pipeline.

In a series of workshops, we […]

Diabetes

Client: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Authors/Consultants: Jones AP, Homer JB, Murphy DL, Essien JDK, Milstein B, Seville DA

Diabetes mellitus is a growing health problem worldwide. In the United States, the number of people with diabetes has grown since 1990 at a rate much greater than that of the general population; it […]