Patient flow Improvement Center Amsterdam

In June 2007, VU University Medical Center and VU University Amsterdam (Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mathematics) established PICA, a centre of excellence in the field of patient flow improvement. In this centre scientific research, education and improvement projects come together. We are specialized in the subject of hospital resource allocation in which managing variation in demand is crucial. Our ambition is to bridge the gap between the research community and health professionals by testing and ultimately implementing our models and decision support systems in real practice.