Healthcare energy management: A digital approach

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Abstract

Healthcare is a sensitive sector with the potential risk to human life as a focus. Hospitals are an integrated and critical subset of healthcare services. The energy utilized at hospitals is critical and the ability to predict hospital energy utilization is important, most especially under constrained demand or to migrate to a renewable source. The energy demand at hospitals is dependent on various variables including climate, equipment, utilization (occupancy), technological enablement and other. The ability to model the entire hospital's energy demand inclusive of all activity, administrative, emergency, surgical, utilities, and testing makes for a significant challenge. This research renders the activity of the hospital via business processes. Adopts business processes to model all activities at a hospital and proceeds to adopt AI as a tool to develop a single objective function able to predict energy utilization at a hospital. The results provide for scenarios and model validation indicating a 98% accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2020
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1048-1052
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538672204
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2020
Event2020 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2020 - Virtual, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 14 Dec 202017 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Volume2020-December
ISSN (Print)2157-3611
ISSN (Electronic)2157-362X

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2020
Country/TerritorySingapore
CityVirtual, Singapore
Period14/12/2017/12/20

Keywords

  • Digital
  • Energy demand
  • Hospital
  • Optimisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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