Publications
 

 

Articles

 

Allen, R., K. Taaffe, and M. Pruitt, 2016. “Impact of resident involvement on operative time and OR        staffing costs,” Journal of Surgical Education, in press.

 

Uddin, M., N. Huynh, J. Vidal, K. Taaffe, L. Fredendall, and J. Greenstein, 2015. “Evaluation of                Google’s Voice Recognition and Sentence Classification for Health Care Applications,”

     Engineering Management Journal, 27:3, 152-162.

 

Taaffe, K., L. Fredendall, N. Huynh, and J. Franklin, 2015. “Computer Simulation Shows the Effect        of Communication on Day of Surgery Patient Flow,” AORN Journal, 102 (July 2015).            

     

Hosseini, N. and K. Taaffe, 2015. “Allocating Operating Room Block Time using Historical Caseload      Variability,” Health Care Management Science, 18:419-430. 

Proceedings

 

Taaffe, K., N. Zinouri, and A. Kamath, 2016. “Integrating Simulation Modeling and Mobile                      Technology to Improve Day-of-Surgery Patient Care,” in Proceedings of the 2016 Winter                  Simulation Conference, Washington, DC.

 

Zinouri, N. and K. Taaffe, 2016.  “Using Time Series Forecasting Methods to Predict Surgical Case        Volume,” in Proceedings of the 2016 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research

     Conference, Anaheim, CA.

 

Gmitro, S. C., Greenstein, J. S., & Wilson, R. P. Design of a sign-out process to improve surgical            safety. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 59th Annual Meeting,

     Los Angeles, CA, pp. 596-600, October 2015.

 

Koikkara, R., Greenstein, J. S., & Chalil Madathil, K. The effect of graphic organizers on the                      performance of electronic consenting systems. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and                    Ergonomics Society 59th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, pp. 466-470, October 2015.

 

Pearson, L., E. Johnson, N. Zinouri, and K. Taaffe, 2015.  “Utilizing and Testing Smart Applications        in a Healthcare Environment,” in Proceedings of the 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering          Research Conference (ISERC), Nashville, TN.

 

Allen, R., Taaffe, K., and G. Ritchie, 2014. “Surgery Rescheduling Using Discrete Event

     Simulation: A Case Study,” in Proceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference,

     Savannah, GA.

 

Hosseini, N. and K. Taaffe, 2014. “Evaluation of Optimal Scheduling Policy for Accommodating              Elective and Non-elective Surgery via Simulation,” in Proceedings of the 2014 Winter

     Simulation Conference, Savannah, GA.

 

Weiss, R. and K. Taaffe, 2014. “The Value of Block Release Policies in Surgical Settings,” in                    Proceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, Savannah, GA.

 

Mallette, N., R. Weiss, and K. Taaffe, 2014.  “Using Social Media to Advance Healthcare                            Communication,” in Proceedings of the 2014 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research                Conference (ISERC), Montreal.

Ramachandran, M., Greenstein, J. S., McEvoy, M. B., & McEvoy, M. D. , 2015. “Using a context-              sensitive ranking method to organize reversible causes of cardiac arrest in a cognitive aid. In              Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 58th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL,          pp. 788-792, October 2014.

 

Allen, R. and K. Taaffe, 2014.  “Communicating Accurate Case Start Times for                                          Surgeries,” in Proceedings of the 2014 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research                          Conference, Montreal, Canada.

 

Hosseini, N. and K. Taaffe, 2013. “Operating Room Configurations and Policies for Accommodating      Elective and Non-elective Surgeries,” in Proceedings of the 2013 Industrial and Systems                    Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), Puerto Rico.

Dissertations

 

Allen, R., 2015. “Prediction of Room End Times for a Series of Surgical Cases: Operating Room            Management and Decision Making on the Day of Surgery,” PhD Dissertation,

     Clemson University.

Madhavan, V. C., 2015. “Design of a web application to improve the efficiency of CRNAs,” MS                Thesis, Clemson University.

Weiss, R., 2014. “The Impact of Block Scheduling and Release Time on Operating Room Efficiency,”      MS Thesis, Clemson University.

 

Gmitro, S. C., 2014. “Design of a sign-out process to improve surgical safety,” MS Thesis, Clemson        University.

 

Sreedharan, M., 2014. “Design of a mobile web-based dashboard to improve work practices of              CRNA board runners,” MS Thesis, Clemson University.