Enhancement of Nurse Scheduling Steps Using Particle Swarm Optimization

Mohd Rasip, Norhayati and Basari, A.S.H and Ibrahim, N. K. and Hussin, Burairah (2014) Enhancement of Nurse Scheduling Steps Using Particle Swarm Optimization. In: 1st International Conference on Communication and Computer Engineering, 20-21 MAY 2014, KING HOTEL, MELAKA.

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Abstract

Allocation of working schedule especially for shift approach is hard to ensure its fairness among them. In the case of nurse scheduling, to set up the time tablefor each available nurse is time consuming and complicated, which consider many factors including rules, regulation and human factor. Moreover, most nurses are women which have personnel constraints and maternity leave factors. The undesirable schedule can affect the nurse productivity, social life and the absenteeism can significantly as well affect patient's life. This paper aimed to enhance the scheduling process by utilizing the particle swarm optimization in order to generate an intelligent nurse schedule. The result shows that the multiple initial schedule can be generated and can be selected with the lowest cost of constraint violation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Industrial Computing
Depositing User: Dr. Abd. Samad Hasan Basari
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2015 00:24
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:36
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/14207
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