Soroush Saghafian

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

79 John F. Kennedy Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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1.

Operations Research/Management Contributions to Emergency Department Patient Flow Optimization: Review and Research Prospects

IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2015
Soroush Saghafian, Garrett Austin and Stephen Traub
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Arizona State University (ASU) and Mayo Clinic - College of Medicine and Science
Downloads 443 (64,822)
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Operations Research/Management, Emergency Department, Patient Flow, Operational Efficiency, Patient Safety

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The Value of Flexible Backup Suppliers and Disruption Risk Information: Newsvendor Analysis with Recourse

IIE Transactions
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 25 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 07 Jan 2012
Soroush Saghafian and Mark P. Van Oyen
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Downloads 239 (128,804)
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Flexible Backup Supplier, Disruption Risk Information, Disruption Risk Mitigation, Backup Capacity Reservation

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Complexity-Augmented Triage: A Tool for Improving Patient Safety and Operational Efficiency

Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (M&SOM), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 19 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2014
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Hospitals and University of Michigan Hospitals
Downloads 224 (137,308)
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Healthcare Operations Management, Emergency Department, Triage, Priority Queues, Patient Prioritization

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Patient Streaming as a Mechanism for Improving Responsiveness in Emergency Departments

Operations Research, 2012, 60(5), 1080-1097, Ross School of Business Paper No. 1162
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 19 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 29 May 2015
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Hospitals and University of Michigan Hospitals
Downloads 206 (148,643)
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Health Care Operations Management, Emergency Department, Patient Flow, Patient Sequencing

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The Newsvendor Under Demand Ambiguity: Combining Data with Moment and Tail Information

Operations Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2015
Soroush Saghafian and Brian Tomlin
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Downloads 150 (196,789)
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Ambiguous Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes: Structural Results and Applications

Journal of Economic Theory, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 12 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2018
Soroush Saghafian
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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The Impact of Operational Decisions on the Design of Salesforce Incentives

Naval Research Logistics
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 25 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2014
Soroush Saghafian and Xiuli Chao
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering
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Dynamic Incentive Design, Principal-Agent, Moral Hazard, Adverse Selection, Inventory Control

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Compensating for Dynamic Supply Disruptions: Backup Flexibility Design

Operations Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 25 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2015
Soroush Saghafian and Mark P. Van Oyen
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Downloads 92 (281,730)
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Backup Capacity, Flexibility, Dynamic Disruption Risk, Inventory shortfall Process

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Data-Driven Percentile Optimization for Multi-Class Queueing Systems with Model Ambiguity: Theory and Application

INFORMS Journal on Optimization, Forthcoming, HKS Working Paper No. 18-008
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 30 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2019
Austin Bren and Soroush Saghafian
Arizona State University (ASU) - Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 90 (285,771)
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Robustness, Model Ambiguity, Multi-Class Queueing Systems, Percentile Optimization, ED Operations

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The Internet of Things and Information Fusion: Who Talks to Who?

Tuck School of Business Working Paper No. 3124417, HKS Working Paper 18-009
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 04 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2019
Soroush Saghafian, Brian Tomlin and Stephan Biller
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and IBM Corporation
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Robust Estimation, Data Fusion, Information Sharing

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Can Public Reporting Cure Healthcare? The Role of Quality Transparency in Improving Patient-Provider Alignment

Operations Research, Forthcoming, HKS Working Paper No. RWP17-044
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 08 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 30 May 2019
Soroush Saghafian and Wallace J. Hopp
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Downloads 65 (344,857)
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Public Reporting, Outcome Transparency, Patient Choice, Hospital Investments

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The Spillover Effects of Hospital Closures on the Efficiency and Quality of Other Hospitals

HKS Working Paper No. RWP19-006
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 06 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2019
Lina Song and Soroush Saghafian
Harvard University and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 64 (347,650)
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Hospital Closures, Healthcare Operations Management, Healthcare Quality, Hospital Efficiency

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Dynamic Assignment of Patients to Primary and Secondary Inpatient Units: Is Patience a Virtue?

HKS Working Paper No. RWP17-010
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 24 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2018
Derya Kilinc, Soroush Saghafian and Stephen Traub
Arizona State University (ASU), Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Mayo Clinic - College of Medicine and Science
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Emergency Department boarding, inpatient flow management, patient safety, healthcare operations, Markov decision process

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Data-Driven Management of Post-Transplant Medications: An Ambiguous Partially Observable Markov Decision Process Approach

Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Forthcoming, HKS Working Paper No. RWP17-036
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 30 May 2019
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Industrial Engineering, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Mayo Clinic Hospital - Phoenix - Divisions of Transplantation and Endocrinology and Mayo Clinic Hospital - Phoenix - Divisions of Transplantation and Endocrinology
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Ambiguous POMDP; Cloud of Models; Conservatism Level; Kidney Transplant; Immunosuppressive Drug; Diabetes Medication

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Who Is an Efficient and Effective Physician? Evidence From Emergence Medicine

HKS Working Paper No. RWP18-029
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2018
Soroush Saghafian, Raha Imanirad and Stephen Traub
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit and Mayo Clinic - College of Medicine and Science
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Data Envelopment Analysis, Physician Performance Evaluation, Peer Effects

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Robust Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes

HKS Working Paper No. RWP18-027
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 Jun 2018
Mohammad Rasouli and Soroush Saghafian
Stanford University, Department of Management Science and Engineering and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Robust Dynamic Decision-Making, Ambiguity, Imperfect State Observation, Dynamic Programming, Sufficient Statistic, Information State, Stochastic Zero-Sum Games

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Joint Patient Selection and Scheduling under No-Shows: Theory and Application in Proton Therapy

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2019
Soroush Saghafian, Nikolaos Trichakis, Ruihao Zhu and Helen Shih
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - School of Engineering and Harvard University - Massachusetts General Hospital
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appointment scheduling, non-monotone submodular maximization, no-shows, index rules

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Workload Management in Telemedical Physician Triage and Other Knowledge-Based Service Systems

Management Science
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 14 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2017
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Northwestern University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Northwestern University and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
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Decision Flow Network; Knowledge-Based Decision Making; Telemedical Triage; POMDP

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A cµ Rule for Two-Tiered Parallel Servers

IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 09 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2015
Soroush Saghafian and Michael Veatch
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Gordon College
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parallel servers, queueing control, greedy policies

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Do Physicians Influence Each Other's Performance? Evidence from the Emergency Department

HKS Working Paper No. RWP19-026, May 2019
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 06 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2019
Soroush Saghafian, Raha Imanirad and Stephen Traub
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit and Mayo Clinic - College of Medicine and Science
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Dynamic Control of Unreliable Flexible Servers: The 'W' Network and Beyond

IIE Transitions 2011, University of Alberta School of Business Research Paper No. 2013-1051
Posted: 02 Jul 2013
Soroush Saghafian, Bora Kolfal and Mark P. Van Oyen
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), University of Alberta - Department of Accounting, Operations & Information Systems and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

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