2015 Best Paper Prize Awarded


Surgical processes are the most important activities in hospitals, not only from a medical and social perspective, but also from an economic viewpoint.

In light of this, the crucial issue of an efficient planning and scheduling of operating theatre has become a major priority.

deHealth Lab  was awarded IMA Journal of Management Mathemathics2015 Best Paper Prize, for a research work, which offers a solutions for surgical processes scheduling.

IMA says that the research work undertaken by prof. Maria Elena Bruni, Patrizia Beraldi, and Domenico Conforti, is not trivial because there are conflicting objectives, such as patient waiting time, operating theatre utilisation and overtime costs, significant uncertainties, relating to procedure duration, cancellations and emergency arrivals, and these uncertainties are dynamic.


IMA 2015 Best Paper Prize website