MobiDoc: Extended spatio-temporal modeling and simulation of the accessibility of medical facilities 

Medical care in Germany is a growing problem. On the one hand, the number of doctors is falling and the hospital landscape is being reorganised. On the other hand, demographic trends and increasing morbidity mean that more and more doctors are needed. Due to the expected decrease in care density in the area, the accessibility of the nearest service provider is becoming increasingly important. In current planning practice, however, the actual dynamic supply situation is often only roughly estimated.

This problem is now being addressed in the MobiDoc project, which is being carried out at the HCU and together with the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) and the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg).The project aims to optimise and reliably assess the supply situation. To this end, the focus is on an extended form of accessibility analyses. Data is generated (including patient profiles, public transport connections), uncertainty information is integrated into the analyses, user-oriented visualisations are developed, simulations are carried out and the implementation of comparative scenarios is made possible.

The necessary determinants of accessibility and the (geo)data describing them are compiled on the basis of a requirements analysis. The algorithms of the accessibility analyses are adapted, enriched with uncertainty information and upgraded for simulations. Methods and interactive forms of visualisation will be integrated into a prototype tool and evaluated using the Hamburg metropolitan region as an example.

The MobiDoc project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport as part of the mFUND innovation initiative.
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