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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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The Optimized Algorithm For Prioritizing And Scheduling Of Patient Appointment At A Health Center According To The Highest Rating In Waiting Queue

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Afsaneh Samimi Golgoun, Ghodrat Sepidnam



Genetics, Optimization, Patients, Prioritizing, Scheduling.



By the advancement of technology, most healthcare queue management systems assign a turn number to the patients online. In traditional healthcare queue management systems, all patients are considered to be in the same priority, and only the amount of doctors and patients' wasted time is optimized. While the lives of humans are more important than time. Therefore, in the proposed method in this study, the most important issue that is considered is to give priority to patients who are already in worse conditions. At the same time, it has been tried to minimize the waiting time for doctors and patients. The proposed system prioritizes patients to receive their services according to their health and vital status, and then optimizes the visit scheduling of patients using the genetic algorithm. The results implemented in Visual Studio and SQL Server software show the effectiveness of the proposed mechanism in scheduling and prioritizing.



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