The most powerful, comprehensive, and easy-to-use simulation environment designed specifically for the unique challenges faced by today’s healthcare facilities.
Healthcare Simulation Software
Experience the power of FlexSim HC
The FlexSim HC healthcare simulation environment allows you to analyze every facet of your patient flow and evaluate how potential changes will impact your healthcare system—all in a patient-centered virtual environment. The solutions you find will be accurate and will help your healthcare organization be as efficient as possible.
It’s risky, expensive, and time-consuming to change the real-world healthcare processes—simulate them first with FlexSim HC to get it right!
Simulation can be just as visually compelling as it is analytically compelling. FlexSim HC’s fully 3D visuals, using the latest OpenGL graphics, allow you to see exactly what’s going on in the model as its running. It’s much easier to compare results when you can visually confirm what’s happening to your simulated healthcare system.
The 3D visuals also create opportunities for communication and teamwork among all the stakeholders. A simulation with accurate 3D models of the personnel, equipment, and furniture found in your healthcare facility is far more compelling than a simple chart. And when you combine the power of FlexSim HC with your favorite spreadsheet or database programs, anything is possible!
Patient Process Flow
Familiar and Effective
The patient drives all the activity in a real-life healthcare setting, and the Patient Process Flow builder makes that behavior possible in a FlexSim HC model. You can drag out and arrange a flowchart of activities and processes based on a patient’s acuity, diagnosis, and any other user-defined attributes. This is the most complicated part of creating a model, and we’ve spent countless hours to keep it as intuitive and simple as possible.
Patients don’t move like parts in a manufacturing plant; they aren’t pushed from one process to another. Instead, the Patient Process Flow builder emulates the natural pull of human resources that come to the patient to provide service and guide them to the appropriate next step in their prescribed care process.
- Nine pre-designed Activity Types to model how patients interact with staff and resources, plus customization to fit any unique situation.
- Milestones to track patient progress in the model at specific points.
- The flexibility to sequence patient care steps in a convenient flowchart-like interface.
- Add stochastic distributions to accurately model the time it takes for delays and other events.
- Choose the appropriate staff and resources based on criteria (like where the patient is located, which physician saw them earlier, etc.).
When your healthcare simulation model is complete, FlexSim HC has a wealth of powerful tools to help you evaluate and improve your processes. It starts with the Dashboard, where you will find dozens of pre-built charts that provide instant analysis on patient waiting times, staff utilization, milestones, and much more. These charts and graphs are also fully customizable so you can home in on the most crucial data.
Analyze and Optimize
When you’re ready to discover and test possible changes to your healthcare processes, the Experimenter tool will help you find the optimal solutions. Quickly change multiple sets of variables and see the results from many scenarios—without disrupting your facility.
If you want to add optimization to your toolkit, FlexSim is fully integrated with the OptQuest engine. This powerful scenario optimization package lets you set variables and constraints on your model to evaluate hundreds of possible solutions. You can even design experiments with multiple objectives to consider competing forces in the system. Find the best possible solution for your process with FlexSim and OptQuest.