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Dr Paolo Landa

Dr Paolo Landa

Associate Research Fellow

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South Cloisters 1.06

Paolo Landa joined the health economics group in February 2016. Paolo has a background in Operations Research Applied to Health Care, Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment. His current work focuses on evaluating the reorganization of the Neonatal Care Network in England, Cost effectiveness and outcome evaluation of Rehabilitation Training after stroke and simulation modelling for HTA and Health care organizations.

Prior to joining the Health Economics Group Paolo was as a data and software manager and business Intelligence analyst working for a hospital and local health care agency in Genoa, Italy . He has also worked with the Health Economics and Operational Research Group led by Prof. Angela Testi and Dr. Elena Tanfani in the Department of Economics and Business studies of the University of Genoa. 

 

Part of this research looks at evaluating a Platelet-Rich Plasma economic evaluation for the Italian healthcare system, a project run by Dr Salvatore Russo at the Department of Management of University "Ca' Foscari" of Venice(Italy).

His PhD is in Applied Economic and Quantitative methods was supervised by Prof. Angela Testi and Dr. Elena Tanfani, and his MSc in Maritime and Logistic Economics were both at the University of Genoa (Italy). During his PhD he made also two period in 2011 and 2012 respectively as visiting student and research assistant at HEC Business School of Montréal (Canada) supervised by Prof. Patrick Soriano (Department of Decision Sciences).


Qualifications

2014 PhD in Applied Economics and Quantitative Methods (University of Genoa, Italy)
2006 BSc and MSc in Maritime and Logistics Economics (University of Genoa, Italy)

Research

Research interests

Broad research specialisms: 

  • Qualitative Methods applied to Health Care
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Simulation (Discrete-Events, Agent Based and System Dynamics)
  • Operations Research Applied to Health Care
  • Optimization
  • Stochastic programming

Paolo's main research interests are in the areas of health economic modelling and operations research applied to health care.

With respect to modelling, he has a particular interest in the use of Markov models and Discrete Event simulation models to develop cost-effectiveness analysis.

Paolo is currently involved in two studies related to the NeoNET and ReTrain project. The first One of these (supervised by Prof Martin Pitt and Prof Anne Spencer) aims to understand the current and potential future national patterns of neonatal care in England. This will be achieved by studying location of demand and care, acuity of care, and cost of care to service providers and parents. Modelling techniques will be used to investigate the trade-offs between different service configurations with varying degrees of centralisation. Extensive analysis will be conducted to assess the economic aspects of different scenarios, with patient consultation forming a key part of the project. The second one consists in the economic evaluation and outcome analysis of Community-based Rehabilitation Training after stroke from a pilot randomised controlled trial (ReTrain).

Paolo has also continued his interest in issues of publication of Simulation modelling and OR to health care, especially with hybrid simulation model development and stochastic programmming and robust optimisation for OR planning. He has also collaborations as pharmacoeconomist with the Department of Health Care Science of the University of Genova (Italy) and the Department of Management of the University "Ca' Foscari" of Venice (Italy).

 

Research projects

  • NeoNet: Providing a national demand/capacity model for neonatal care in England (Cost analysis and Discrete Choice Experiments)
  • ReTrain: Community-based Rehabilitation Training after stroke (Cost analysis and Cost-effectiveness)
  • Cost-effectiveness project for the introduction of PRP in Italian healthcare system
  • Simulation modelling for Emergency Departments (Bed managament, Analysis of patient flows)

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Landa P, Aringhieri R, Soriano P, Tànfani E, Testi A (2016). A hybrid optimization algorithm for surgeries scheduling. Operations Research for Health Care, 8, 103-114.
Panatto D, Domnich A, Gasparini R, Bonanni P, Icardi G, Amicizia D, Arata L, Bragazzi NL, Signori A, Landa P, et al (2016). Development and preliminary data on the use of a mobile app specifically designed to increase community awareness of invasive pneumococcal disease and its prevention. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, 12(4), 1080-1084. Full text.
Landa P, Landi S, Russo S (2016). Economic evaluation of platelet-rich-plasma versus hyaluronic acid for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Scenarios to 1 and 5 years. Global & Regional Health Technology Assessment Italian, 4, e11-e21. Full text.
Landa P, Sonnessa M, Tànfani E, Testi A (2016). Multiobjective bed management considering emergency and elective patient flows. International Transactions in Operational Research
Gasparini R, Landa P, Amicizia D, Icardi G, Ricciardi W, de Waure C, Tanfani E, Bonanni P, Lucioni C, Testi A, et al (2016). Vaccinating Italian infants with a new multicomponent vaccine (Bexsero®) against meningococcal B disease: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Hum Vaccin Immunother, 12(8), 2148-2161. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Aringhieri R, Landa P, Soriano P, Tànfani E, Testi A (2015). A two level metaheuristic for the operating room scheduling and assignment problem. Computers & Operations Research, 54, 21-34.
Aringhieri R, Landa P, Tànfani E (2015). Assigning surgery cases to operating rooms: a VNS approach for leveling ward beds occupancies. Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics, 47, 173-180.

Chapters

Landa P, Tànfani, Elena, Testi, angela, Sonnessa, Michele (2016). Managing Emergent Patient Flow to Inpatient Wards: a Discrete Event Simulation Approach. In Mohammad S. Obaidat, Tuncer Ören, Janusz Kacprzyk, Joaquim Filipe (Eds.) Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications International Conference, SIMULTECH 2014 Vienna, Austria, August 28-30, 2014 Revised Selected Papers, Springer, 333-350.  Abstract.
Landa P, Sonnessa M, Tànfani E, Testi A (2016). System Dynamics Modelling of Emergent and Elective Patient Flows. In Matta A, Sahin E, Li J, Guinet A, Vandaele NJ (Eds.) Health Care Systems Engineering for Scientists and Practitioners. HCSE, Lyon, France, May 2015, Springer International Publishing, 179-191.  Abstract.

Conferences

Landa, Paolo, Sonnessa, Michele, Tànfani, Elena, Testi, Angela, Landa P (2014). A Discrete Event Simulation model to support bed management. Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH), 2014 International Conference on. 28th - 30th Aug 2014. Abstract.  Full text.
Landa P, Tànfani E, Testi A (2013). Simulation and optimization for bed re-organization at a surgery department.  Abstract.

Publications by year


2016

Landa P, Aringhieri R, Soriano P, Tànfani E, Testi A (2016). A hybrid optimization algorithm for surgeries scheduling. Operations Research for Health Care, 8, 103-114.
Panatto D, Domnich A, Gasparini R, Bonanni P, Icardi G, Amicizia D, Arata L, Bragazzi NL, Signori A, Landa P, et al (2016). Development and preliminary data on the use of a mobile app specifically designed to increase community awareness of invasive pneumococcal disease and its prevention. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, 12(4), 1080-1084. Full text.
Landa P, Landi S, Russo S (2016). Economic evaluation of platelet-rich-plasma versus hyaluronic acid for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Scenarios to 1 and 5 years. Global & Regional Health Technology Assessment Italian, 4, e11-e21. Full text.
Landa P, Tànfani, Elena, Testi, angela, Sonnessa, Michele (2016). Managing Emergent Patient Flow to Inpatient Wards: a Discrete Event Simulation Approach. In Mohammad S. Obaidat, Tuncer Ören, Janusz Kacprzyk, Joaquim Filipe (Eds.) Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications International Conference, SIMULTECH 2014 Vienna, Austria, August 28-30, 2014 Revised Selected Papers, Springer, 333-350.  Abstract.
Landa P, Sonnessa M, Tànfani E, Testi A (2016). Multiobjective bed management considering emergency and elective patient flows. International Transactions in Operational Research
Landa P, Sonnessa M, Tànfani E, Testi A (2016). System Dynamics Modelling of Emergent and Elective Patient Flows. In Matta A, Sahin E, Li J, Guinet A, Vandaele NJ (Eds.) Health Care Systems Engineering for Scientists and Practitioners. HCSE, Lyon, France, May 2015, Springer International Publishing, 179-191.  Abstract.
Gasparini R, Landa P, Amicizia D, Icardi G, Ricciardi W, de Waure C, Tanfani E, Bonanni P, Lucioni C, Testi A, et al (2016). Vaccinating Italian infants with a new multicomponent vaccine (Bexsero®) against meningococcal B disease: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Hum Vaccin Immunother, 12(8), 2148-2161. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Aringhieri R, Landa P, Soriano P, Tànfani E, Testi A (2015). A two level metaheuristic for the operating room scheduling and assignment problem. Computers & Operations Research, 54, 21-34.
Aringhieri R, Landa P, Tànfani E (2015). Assigning surgery cases to operating rooms: a VNS approach for leveling ward beds occupancies. Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics, 47, 173-180.

2014

Landa, Paolo, Sonnessa, Michele, Tànfani, Elena, Testi, Angela, Landa P (2014). A Discrete Event Simulation model to support bed management. Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH), 2014 International Conference on. 28th - 30th Aug 2014. Abstract.  Full text.

2013

Landa P, Tànfani E, Testi A (2013). Simulation and optimization for bed re-organization at a surgery department.  Abstract.

2009

Landa P (2009). A Montecarlo simulation tool to verify the efficiency of operating room plans.  Abstract.

Editorial responsibilities

Reviewer for Operations Research for Health Care, BMC Public Health, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene 


Conferences and invited presentations

  1. Landi S., Russo S., Landa P.;Cost-effectiveness for an innovative regenerative therapy: The Platelet-Rich-Plasma for the intra-articular treatment of the knee Osteoarthritis; Oral presentation; presented by Stefano Landi; Italian Society of Health Economics - 21st National Conference. Bologna (Italy); November 3rd-4th, 2016.
  2. Landa P., Testi A., Tànfani E., Bruzzi S.; Bed management: Modeling strategic and organizational change; Oral presentation; Presented by Paolo Landa; Italian Society of Health Economics - 21st National Conference. Bologna (Italy); November 3rd-4th, 2016.
  3. Landi S., Russo S., Landa P.; Cost-effectiveness and willingness to pay for an innovative regenerative therapy: The Platelet-Rich-Plasma for the intra-articular treatment of the knee Osteoarthritis; Oral presentation. Presented by Stefano Landi; 9th Italian Conference of Health Technology Assessment Italian Society (IX CONGRESSO NAZIONALE Societa Italiana di Health Technology Assessment: HTA nei processi assistenziali e nei modelli organizzativi), Riva del Garda (Italy); October 13th-15th, 2016;
  4. Sonnessa M.,  Tànfani E., Testi A., Landa P., Resta M.; A Hybrid Simulation framework to reproduce and test hospital organizational changes; Oral presentation; Presented by Michele Sonnessa; ORAHS 2016, The European Working group on O.R. Applied to Health Services, Pamplona(Spain); July 24th-29th, 2016.
  5. Landa P., Bruzzi S., Sonnessa M., Tànfani E., Testi A.; Bed management in Italy: Modeling strategic and organizational change; Poster; Presented by Paolo Landa; EuHEA Conference 2016 “Know the Ropes - Balancing Costs and Quality in Health Care”, Hamburg(Germany); July 13th-16th, 2016.
  6. Spencer A., Landa P.; Modelling the costs of service reconfiguration; Oral presentation; Presented by Anne Spencer and Paolo Landa; The 6th annual of South West Health Economists’ Meeting 2016, Bristol (United Kingdom); June 8th, 2016.
  7. Landa P., Gasparotto A., Landi S., Russo S.; Platelet-Riched Plasma Versus Hyaluronic Acid For Ostheoarthritis Knee Disease: A Cost-effectiveness Analysis For The Italian Health Care System; Oral presentation; Presented by Paolo Landa;  20th Annual Conference of the Italian Health Economics Association (AIES) - Fostering and governing innovation in healthcare based on evidence. Alghero(Italy); October 15th–16th, 2015.
  8. Landa P., Testi A., Tànfani E.; A Comparison Of Cost-Effectiveness Methodologies: Heterogeneous Approaches Applied To Vaccination Program Against Meningococcal B Disease For Italian Population; Oral presentation; Presented by Paolo Landa; 20th Annual Conference of the Italian Health Economics Association (AIES) - Fostering and governing innovation in healthcare based on evidence. Alghero(Italy); October 15th-16th, 2015.
  9. Landa P.,  Aringhieri R., Tànfani E.; OR planning and bedleveling of a surgery department: aVariable Neighborhood Search approach; Oral presentation; Presented by Paolo Landa; AIRO 2015, 44th Annual Conference of the Italian Operational Research Society, Pisa(Italy); September 7th -10th , 2015.
  10. Sonnessa M., Landa. P., Tànfani E., Testi A.; A HybridSimulation Framework to Manage Optimization of Patient Flows and Hospital Bed Capacity; Oral presentation; Presented by Michele Sonnessa; AIRO 2015, 44th Annual Conference of the Italian Operational Research Society, Pisa(Italy); September 7th -10th, 2015.
  11. Sonnessa M., Landa. P.,  Tànfani E., Testi A.;Bed A Hybrid Simulation Approach for Improving Patient Flows across Emergency Departments and Hospital Wards; Oral presentation; Presented by Michele Sonnessa; ORAHS, 41st Annual Meeting EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services, Montréal(Canada); July 19th -24th , 2015.
  12. Landa P.,  Aringhieri R., Tànfani E.; Bed leveling of a surgery Department using Variable Neighborhood Search; Oral presentation; Presented by Paolo Landa; ORAHS, 41st Annual Meeting EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services, Montréal(Canada); July 19th -24th, 2015.
  13. Landa. P., Sonnessa M., Tànfani E., Testi A.;System Dynamics Modeling of Emergent and Elective Patient Flows; Oral presentation; Presented by Michele Sonnessa; International Conference on Health Care Systems Engineering. Lyon(France); May 27th –29th , 2015.
  14. De Micheli A., Gallo D., Landa P., Oneto R.; Teoria delle cronicita': Algoritmi di identificazione dei diabetici nella pianificazione strategica regionale. Poster; Presented by Alberto de Micheli; XX Congresso Nazionale dell'Associazione Medici Diabetologi, Genova(Italy); May 13th-16th, 2015.
  15. Landa. P., Sonnessa M., Tànfani E., Testi A.; Capacity planning and bed management: how to improve the flow of patients through emergency and acute inpatient departments; Oral presentation; Presented by Michele Sonnessa; Euro Mini Conference, Improving Healthcare: new challenges, new approaches, Coimbra(Portugal); March 30th – April 1st, 2015.
  16. Landa. P., Gasparini R., Testi A., Panatto D., Amicizia D.;Vaccinating italian infants with a new multicomponent vaccine (Bexsero) against meningococcal B disease: a Cost-effectiveness analysis; Oral presentation; Presented by Paolo Landa; 19th Italian conference on Health Economics, Venice (Italy); october 26th-27th, 2014.
  17. Landa P., Tànfani E., Testi A.;The use of simulation for the department bed reorganization; Oral presentation; Presented by Paolo Landa; 15th annual conference of Witness simulation software, Milan(Italy); October 14th , 2014.
  18. Landa P. Aringhieri R., Tanfani E.; Assigning surgery cases to operating rooms: A VNS approach for leveling ward beds occupancies; Oral presentation; Presented by Paolo Landa; VNS 2014 - 3rd International Conference on Variable Neighborhood Search Djerba(Tunisia); October 8th-11th, 2014.
  19. Landa P. Aringhieri R., Soriano P., Tanfani E., Testi A.; Robust solution for stochastic operating room planning and patient sequencing; Oral presentation; Presented by Paolo Landa; 44th Annual Conference of the Italian Operational Research Society (AIRO 2014) Como(Italy); September 2nd -5th , 2014.
  20. Tànfani E., Landa P., Sonnessa M., Testi A.; A Discrete Event Simulation Model to Support Bed Management; Oral presentation; Presented by Elena Tànfani; SIMULTECH 2014, the 4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications , Wien(Austria); August 28th-30th 2014.
  21. Landa P., Gallo D., Sonnessa M., Tànfani E., Testi A.; Capacity planning and bed management for improving the flow of patients through emergency and acute inpatient departments; Oral presentation; Presented by Paolo Landa; ORAHS, 40th Annual Meeting EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services, Lisbon(Portugal); July 20th -25th , 2014.
  22. Landa P., Gallo D., Health care data: legal problems on conservation and storage, Oral presentation; Presented by Paolo Landa; VI Ligurian Conference on Legal Radiology, Genova(Italy); November 15th, 2013.
  23. Gallo D., Landa P.; Patient health care Database. Analysis of chronic diseases of Liguria region; Oral presentation; Presented by Domenico Gallo and Paolo Landa; "Il paradigma diabete", Genova(Italy); September 20th, 2013.
  24. Landa P.,Tànfani E., Testi A.; Simulation and optimization for bed re-organization at a surgery department; Oral presentation; Presented by Angela Testi; SIMULTECH 2013, 3rd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications, Reykjavìk(Iceland); july 29th-31st, 2013.
  25. Soriano P., Aringhieri R., Landa P., Tànfani E., Testi A.; Assessing the impact of patient sequencing in stochastic operating room planning; Oral presentation; Presented by Patrick Soriano; ORAHS 39th Annual Meeting EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services, Istanbul(Turkey); July 7th-12th, 2013.
  26. Alderighi S., Landa P., Tànfani E., Testi A.; Assessing the correlation of individual characteristics on cost and length of genetic clinical pathways: a regression analysis approach; Oral presentation; Presented by Stefano Alderighi; ORAHS 39th Annual Meeting EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services, Istanbul(Turkey); July 7th-12th, 2013.
  27. Aglialoro A., Colangelo P., Landa P., Rollero A., Guido R., Patrone M., Beringheli  L., Corsi A.; Severe hypoglicemic patient management in First Aid Department: an observational study on patient with diabetes in 2012 (Registro delle ipoglicemie severe in Pronto Soccorso: studio osservazionale su pazienti diabetici afferenti nell’anno 2012); Poster; Presented by Alberto Aglialoro; XIX National conference of Italian Diabetologist physicians, (XIX Congresso Nazionale AMD, Associazione Medici Diabetologi) Rome(Italy); May 29th - June 1st, 2013.
  28. Aglialoro A., Colangelo P., Landa P., Guido R., Patrone M., Corsi A.; Analysis of hospitalization and the missed segnalation of diabetes in 2012 (Analisi della degenza media e della mancata segnalazione di malattia in pazienti diabetici ricoverati nell’anno 2012). Poster; Presented by Alberto Aglialoro; XIX National conference of Italian Diabetologist physicians, (XIX Congresso Nazionale AMD, Associazione Medici Diabetologi) Rome(Italy); May 29th - June 1st, 2013.
  29. Landa P., Tànfani E., Testi A.; A Hybrid Metaheuristics Approach For The Stochastic Operating Room Planning Problem; Oral presentation; Presented by Paolo Landa; 42nd Annual Conference of the Italian Operational Research Society (AIRO 2012), Vietri sul Mare(Italy); September 4th-7th, 2012.
  30. Landa P., Tànfani E., Testi A.; A Chance Constrained Stochastic Model for Operating Room Planning under Uncertainty; Oral presentation; Presented by Paolo Landa; Journée de l’optimisation – Optimization days, HEC Montréal(Canada); May 7th-9th, 2012.
  31. Testi A., Aringhieri R., Landa P., Soriano P., Tànfani E.; A two level metaheuristic for the operating room planning problem; Oral presentation; Presented by Angela Testi; 41st Annual Conference of the Italian Operational Research Society (AIRO 2011), Brescia(Italy); September 6th-9th, 2011.
  32. Landa P., Tànfani E., Testi A.; A chance constrained Stochastic model for operating room assignment; Oral presentation; Presented by Paolo Landa; ORAHS 37th Annual Meeting EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services, Cardiff (United Kingdom); July 24th-29th, 2011.
  33. Landa P., Tànfani E., Testi A.; Stochastic advance surgery scheduling; Oral presentation; Presented by Paolo Landa; International Federation of Operational Research Societies(IFORS ) Conference on World OR : Global Economy and Sustainable Environment, Melbourne(Australia); July 10th-15th, 2011.
  34. Landa P., Aringhieri R., Tànfani E., Testi A., Soriano P.; Tabu search solution for operating room planning; Oral presentation; Presented by Paolo Landa;. INFORMS Healthcare, Montréal(Canada); June 20th-22nd, 2011.
  35. Aringhieri R., Landa P., Soriano P., Tànfani E., Testi A.; A Local Search Metaheuristic for Operating Room Planning and Scheduling; Oral presentation; Presented by Roberto Aringhieri; EU/MEeting 2011, Vienna(Austria); February 21st-22nd, 2011;
  36. Aringhieri R., Landa P., Soriano P., Tànfani E., Testi A.; Solutions for the Master Surgical Schedule Problem. Oral presentation; Presented by Roberto Aringhieri; 40th Annual Conference of the Italian Operational Research Society (AIRO 2011), Reggio Calabria(Italy); September 7th-10th, 2010.
  37. Landa P., Tànfani E., Testi A., Aringhieri R., Soriano P.; A Tabu Search approach for joint operating room assignment and scheduling; Oral presentation; Presented by Paolo Landa; ORAHS 36th Annual Meeting EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services, Genova (Italy); July 18th-23rd, 2010.
  38. Landa P., Tànfani E., Testi A., Aringhieri R., Soriano P.; Metaheuristic solutions for the OR planning and scheduling; Oral presentation; Presented by Paolo Landa;  EURO 24th European Conference on Operational Research, Lisbon (Portugal); July 11th-14th, 2010.

External positions

Expert collaborator(Cultore della Materia) in Microeconomics for the Department of Economics and Business Studies of the University of Genoa (Italy)

 

Belonging to the register of Expert Collaborators for AGENAS (Italian Ministry of Health Care) on the following topics and areas:

  • Management / Economics
  • Management development and Law/Administrative
  • Information System Management

 


Other

Developer of the algorithm for "Pneumorischio", a mobile app available for Windows, Android and Apple mobile devices. (http://www.pneumorischio.it).

The mobile app has three objectives:

  1. Calculate the potential risk of invasive pneumococcal disease (eg. pneumonia, bacteraemia, meningitis and sepsis);
  2. Raise awareness about the risk of contracting pneumococcal disease;
  3. Stimulating to ask for more information from your referring doctor about the pneumococcal disease and their prevention.

The app won 2nd position at AboutPharma Digital Awards 2015: "Time to impact" in the section "Projects for pathologies prevention"(Progetti di prevenzione delle patologie)

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