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February 16, 2021 Defining Best Practices for Interhospital Transfers

Interhospital transfers (IHT) are important yet recognized as high-risk transitions in care. This study was funded by CRICO to help define the best practice principles for IHTs and identify improvement opportunities.

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November 16, 2020 Development and Validation of a Deep Learning Model for Detection of Allergic Reactions Using Safety Event Reports Across Hospitals

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Human-Machine Collaborative Optimization via Apprenticeship Scheduling

  • February 1, 2017

This thesis project—Human-Machine Collaborative Optimization via Apprenticeship Scheduling—was co-funded by CRICO and submitted to the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Thesis author Matthew C. Gombolay develops a novel computational technique, Collaborative Optimization Via Apprenticeship Scheduling (COVAS) that enables robots to learn a policy to capture an expert’s knowledge by observing the expert solve scheduling problems. CRICO’s support for his project was through a grant awarded to Neel Shah, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and his collaborative work with MIT in finding ways to aid clinicians in making the best OB/Gyn delivery decisions.  

Citation for the Full-text Article

Gombolay MC. Human-machine collaborative optimization via apprenticeship scheduling [thesis]. Cambridge, MA: Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 2017.

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