Health care analytics and big data management in influenza vaccination programs: Use of information-entropy approach

Sharon Hovav, Hanan Tell, Eugene Levner, Alexander Ptuskin, Avi Herbon

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Abstract

Influenza is a highly contagious airborne viral infection. Seasonal influenza epidemics cause up to 500,000 deaths per year worldwide and impose great economic losses as a result of health care costs and lost productivity (Chick et al. 2008). Billions of dollars are spent annually for influenza vaccination in an attempt to avoid even greater losses. The current work proposes an analytics-driven6 research approach for enhancing the efficiency of influenza vaccination programs, using supply chain (SC) concepts and techniques. We seek to minimize the total cost of the vaccination supply chain (VSC) while upholding the individual interests of its stakeholders with their risks being taking into account.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Analytics Process
Subtitle of host publicationStrategic and Tactical Steps
PublisherCRC Press
Pages211-237
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781351975643
ISBN (Print)9781498784641
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

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