EWG ORAHS, EURO working group on Health Services

EWG ORAHS, EURO working group on Health Services
NameEWG ORAHS, EURO working group on Health Services
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BoardSally Brailsford (Coordinator), UK
Roberto Aringhieri (Secretary), Italy
Marion Rauner, Austria
Leonid Churilov, Australia
Mike Carter, Canada
Angela Testi (2010), Italy
Paul Harper (2011), UK
Erwin Hans (2012), Netherlands
Evrim Didem Güneş and Tugba Cayirli (2013), Turkey
Ines Marques and Maria Captivo (2014), Portugal
Patrick Soriano (2015), Canada
Coordinator Sally Brailsford
[email protected]
University of Southampton
Southampton Business School
SO17 1BJ Southampton
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)23 8059 3567
Url: https://www.sbs.ac.uk/academic-profiles/sally-brailsford#
Purpose and historyThe EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services (ORAHS) represents a network of persons involved in the application of systematic, quantitative analysis in support of planning and management in the health services sector.

ORAHS was formed in 1975 as part of a programme for developing special interest groups within the European branch (EURO) of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS).

Membership is open to persons with an interest in applying systematic, quantitative analysis to planning and management problems in the health area.

Operational Research (OR) is systematic, quantitative analysis in support of rational policy and decision making. This umbrella concept of operational research covers many analytic approaches and methods, such as simulation modelling, mathematical programming, decision analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, development of indicators, and methods for forecasting, monitoring and evaluation. The emphasis in ORAHS lies not on the techniques as such, but on applying these to health care.

The objectives of the group are:

  • communication of ideas, knowledge and experience concerning the application of OR approaches and methods to problems in the health services area;
  • co-operation on the form of mutual assistance between members or on joint projects;
  • inspiration with regard to approaches and attitudes in the field of applied OR.

MembersThe group has at present around 250 members from 25 countries, mainly in Europe but with over 40 from overseas.
Past activitiesThe group meets every year, each summer, for one week in a different European host country, and occasionally outside Europe. Full details of past meetings, plus links to websites where there is one, can be found on the ORAHS website http://orahs.di.unito.it/
Future activitiesThe 2018 meeting will be in Oslo, Norway, 28 July - August 3. Full information on all future activities can be found via the website of the Working Group: http://orahs.di.unito.it/
BudgetMembership of ORAHS is free of charge.
Year established1975

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