Heart Analytics: Analytical Modeling of Cardiovascular Care

27 Pages Posted: 13 May 2019 Last revised: 2 Aug 2019

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Tinglong Dai

Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School

Kelly Gleason

Johns Hopkins University - Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Chao-Wei Hwang

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine

Patricia Davidson

Johns Hopkins University - School of Nursing

Date Written: July 2019

Abstract

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death and disability both in the United States and worldwide. Despite high morbidity, mortality, and cost in the US and global healthcare systems, cardiovascular care has been under-studied in the healthcare operations management literature. In this paper, we identify research opportunities for healthcare operations management scholars to aid in improving cardiovascular care. We focus on three burdensome conditions, including (1) coronary artery disease, (2) stroke, and (3) heart failure, which, collectively, lead to the vast majority of CVD-caused mortality and disability. For each condition, we characterize a typical patient’s journey in receiving cardiovascular care, elucidating key challenges in improving care and outlining research questions for healthcare operations management scholars. We close with a reference to new research opportunities that emerge as artificial intelligence is set to revolutionize cardiovascular care for decades to come.

Keywords: cardiovascular care, analytical modeling, healthcare operations management, coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure

JEL Classification: I10, C6, L31

Suggested Citation

Dai, Tinglong and Gleason, Kelly and Hwang, Chao-Wei and Davidson, Patricia, Heart Analytics: Analytical Modeling of Cardiovascular Care (July 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3380716 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3380716

Tinglong Dai (Contact Author)

Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School ( email )

100 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States

HOME PAGE: http://carey.jhu.edu/faculty/tinglong-dai-phd

Kelly Gleason

Johns Hopkins University - Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions ( email )

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Baltimore, MD 21205
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://nursing.jhu.edu/faculty_research/faculty/faculty-directory/kelly-gleason

Chao-Wei Hwang

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine ( email )

733 North Broadway
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Baltimore, MD 21205-2196
United States

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Patricia Davidson

Johns Hopkins University - School of Nursing ( email )

525 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://nursing.jhu.edu/faculty_research/faculty/faculty-directory/patricia-davidson

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