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RAV Fryslan Selects Optima predict to Study Ambulance Performance in Northern Netherlands


Business Release from Optima |
See Optima, in Product Connect | Saturday, December 25, 2010

RAV Fryslan has selected Optima Corporation’s predict strategic planning solution to help the organization create the first computer simulation of ambulance care in The Netherlands. The pilot agreement will enable Dutch healthcare providers to study and optimize the performance of ambulances in the northern Netherlands province of Fryslan.

Chris Mackay, CEO of the Optima Corporation says the pilot study will help RAV Fryslan analyze historical data and create the basis for a plan to improve performance of ambulance operations in Dokkum, Buitenpost, and Burgum in Fryslan.

“Operational changes such as moving ambulance standby locations, increasing the use of mobile ambulance capacity, and changing the availability of ambulances at certain hours of the can boost performance significantly if applied correctly. Using Optima predict helps ensure the decisions made will have a positive effect on service and operational efficiencies,” says Mr. Mackay.

The pilot study agreement will enable RAV Fryslan to evaluate specific business issues and the impact Optima’s solutions can provide prior to implementing the software across the north of The Netherlands and in other Dutch ambulance operational regions. RAV Fryslan expects that simulation models will become a standard tool for optimizing performance in  ambulance-based healthcare.

Optima’ solutions are currently deployed in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

About Optima predict
By using advanced mathematical based technology we fuse your organizations staff, transport and the community’s requirements together to enable them to work as one. Optima predict provides both accurate ‘real time’ and ‘long term’ strategic recommendations that enable organizations to operate at a higher level of efficiency, make better decisions and face fewer challenges

About The Optima Corporation
Optima Corporation is a world-leading operations research company that delivers innovative, best-in-class optimization and simulation software solutions for the emergency services, airline and healthcare industries.

Optima was founded in 1998 by Auckland University engineering science faculty members Professor David Ryan and Dr. Andrew Mason together with graduate Dr. Paul Day. Optima's strength comes from the experience of its founders in implementing advanced operations research techniques for companies such as Air New Zealand. This experience helps to enable dramatic reductions in business costs and improvements in operational effectiveness. http://www.theoptimacorporation.com

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