FlexSim Healthcare 4.3.2 released, better memory support

FlexSim Healthcare (HC) 4.3.2 has been released and is available for download at www.flexsim.com.

This bug fix release includes support for large memory addresses in 32-bit systems, an essential feature for small and large simulation models alike. FlexSim HC can now use memory beyond the 1.5 GB limit of past versions. In addition, support has been added for the FlexSim web interface and patchfile functionality has been improved.

For more information on FlexSim HC 4.3.2, click here to read the official press release.

FlexSim Healthcare 4.0.4: A story of dot plots

FlexSim Healthcare (HC) 4.0.4 is primarily a bug fix update, but that didn’t stop the developers from delaying the release to sneak in a few new features. These features certainly improve the software, but none are particularly noteworthy.

Well, except for one.

Hidden in the release notes for version 4.0.4, buried beneath 16 other new features, is a single line announcing the addition of one of the most requested features for FlexSim HC: “Added Dot Plots to any metric that can display bar charts.

Re-addition would actually be more accurate. Dot plots existed in early versions, but were

Simulation Insight: Five things you should know about Obamacare

On October 1, 2012, a new form of the Inpatient Prospective Payment System went into effect, launching the government’s effort to reduce Medicare expenses by more than $155 billion dollars. Familiar terms like fee-for-service and capitation will give way to government-sponsored controls such as Value-based Purchasing and Clinical Process of Care Measures. The healthcare landscape has changed.

So what should you know about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or, more popularly, Obamacare)? We’ll look at some of the important details of PPACA and discuss how FlexSim Healthcare provides solutions to working within this new

FlexSim Healthcare 4.0.2 available for download

FlexSim Healthcare (HC) 4.0.2 is available for download, highlighted by twice as many dashboards, an overhaul of the picklist options, and several bug fixes.

Several dashboards have been enhanced and expanded for this update of FlexSim HC, and several new dashboards have been added. The “State” dashboard has been split into “State” and “Utilization”; by providing an individualized dashboard for each of these measures, they can be made easier to create and customize. Dashboards specifically for item objects and another for patient length of stay have also been added to this release. In all, the total number

FlexSim Healthcare (HC) 4.0 officially released

The latest issue of FlexSim Quarterly explains some of the new features that will be found in FlexSim Healthcare (HC) version 4.0, but didn’t give a specific release date for the software. Well, it looks like users won’t have a long wait.

We’re pleased to officially announce the release of FlexSim HC 4.0! The latest version of this powerful healthcare process simulation software will be available for download immediately, and it features multi-core experimentation, improved reporting, and new visuals to increase the realism of your healthcare model.

For more

FlexSim Quarterly: A New FlexSim Publication

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Update: The original printing incorrectly listed the upcoming FlexSim HC release as version 3.5. The correct version number is 4.0; this has been changed in the publication.

I’m pleased to announce a new regular publication: FlexSim Quarterly. In each issue we will attempt to provide compelling, current content related to FlexSim products and the simulation world at large. No full page ads or marketing flack here &emdash; the articles and case studies in FlexSim Quarterly will be original and informative, and are presented in a professional setting.

The first issue starts by

FlexSim Case Study Week

Case Study Week: Day One

FlexSim Case Study Week

The Design of an Autonomic Controller for Self-Managed Emergency Departments

On day one of Case Study Week, we’re going to examine a paper titled “The Design of an Autonomic Controller for Self-Managed Emergency Departments” by Dr. Serene Al-Momen and Dr. Daniel A. Menascé, who both have connections to George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

The paper can be viewed at this location.

In their research, Almomen and Menascé sought to present a design to an autonomic controller for

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