Event – Rotman Operations Management and Statistics Seminar by Ali Vahit Esensoy (Feb. 9)

Operations Management and Statistics Seminar  

Fri., Feb. 9, 2018 | 2:00 pm | Classroom Lower Level 1010

“Simulation Modelling for Health System
Resource Planning and Optimization”

Ali Vahit Esensoy, Group Manager,
Strategic Analytics, Cancer Care Ontario


All students and faculty welcome.



In Ontario access and capacity challenges in healthcare management are increasingly addressed at a whole-system level, where provincial programs and agencies seek to allocate investments across providers and care sectors. Such decisions led by CCO are frequently addressed through scenario analyses that are supported through simulation and optimization approaches. In this talk we will review how CCO leveraged these techniques in analytics products to support planning decisions on stem cell treatment capacity, MRI funding and launching new services to care for dementia in the community.



Ali Vahit is the Manager of the Strategic Analytics team at Cancer Care Ontario, which is an inter-disciplinary group that specializes in applying advanced analytics methods to support complex re/design, management and evaluation decisions in the health system. Over the last 10 years, he has been involved in the management and delivery of innovative analytic products to address health system transformation challenges both in industry and academic settings.