In the development of hospital infrastructure there is a high potential for identification, for optimization and structuralizing and the occurring complex processes. Based on the identified needs adequate small simulation tools have been developed. Thus hidden potential for innovation can be presented in a structured way, and possibilities, potential and resources needed for concrete innovations can be mediated. Perfect coordination of the know-how of scientific partners and the expertise of the economic partners have ensured that during the training course more complex processes could be analyzed, simulated and adapted to finally successfully implement innovations.
After mutual definition methods were identified and simulation tools of specific issues were implemented by dwh and the academic staff of the TU Vienna. The methods were chosen or developed from the field of network simulation and agent-based simulation. During this phase, an ongoing process of communication took place between the developers and the partners in order to cover as many aspects as possible. This way many concrete simulation studies could be conducted together. Further, training opportunities beyond the attendance phase were provided by the specially created e-learning system.
The planning of hospitals and construction projects in the health sector in general are innovative industries which have great economic potential and promise increased sales with effective use of resources. Planning must usually take place within narrow institutional, spatial and legal framework and at the same time there also is an important financial investment. Hence, this project has great potential for changes in process-based workflows, as construction and reconstruction planning have been carried out rarely with such tools that enable a sustainable and transparent approach. Companies gain a better understanding of their own processes and systems this way which often are complex and dynamic.