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無綫新聞專題節目「無耆不有」採訪城大管理科學系

無綫新聞專題節目「無耆不有」採訪城大管理科學系

8 January 2022

電視廣播有限公司 (TVB) 的專題節目「無耆不有」採訪城大商學院管理科學系「頤年在家:家居護理新模式」計劃,計劃參照了源自荷蘭之「Buurtzorg」護理模式。

「頤年在家」由社工和護士組成的護理團隊,利用他們的專業知識及經驗持續為長者提供合適的個人化護理及疾病預防服務,並引用「荷蘭社區照護模式 Buurtzorg Model」,為社區長者訂立個人化的護理計劃, 提供照顧及護理服務,讓長者可於社區生活,減少長者入院頻率,以及延遲他們需要入住院舍的時間,實現居家安老。

「頤年在家」主頁: https://cityuhomage.wixsite.com/homage

節目已於2022年1月8日在TVB播出,點擊以下連結,重溫該集內容。

無綫新聞專題節目「無耆不有」- 安心在家
Department of Management Sciences Professor Wins Decision Sciences Journal Best Paper Award

Department of Management Sciences Professor Wins Decision Sciences Journal Best Paper Award

22 December 2021

Professor Stephen Shum, Professor at the Department of Management Sciences, was awarded the Decision Sciences Journal Best Paper Award, for the paper “Consumer Inter-Product Showrooming and Information Service Provision in an Omni-Channel Supply Chain” that he co-authored with Tao Zhang, Gang Li and Edwin Cheng. It is an annual award given to author(s) of a paper published in the Decisions Sciences Journal at the Annual Conference of the Decision Science Institute.

 
Welcome - New Assistant Professor (Dr. Menglong Li)

Welcome - New Assistant Professor (Dr. Menglong Li)

1 December 2021

Dr. Menglong Li is an Assistant Professor of Management Sciences in the College of Business, City University of Hong Kong. Before joining CityU, he was a postdoctoral associate of MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. He received a Ph.D. degree in Operations Research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a MS degree in Mathematics from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie and a BS degree in Mathematics from the Tsinghua University. His research interests include inventory management, revenue management, (discrete) convex analysis, combinatorial optimization, approximation algorithms, and data-driven decision making.

Press release from Communications and Public Relations Office, CityU

Press release from Communications and Public Relations Office, CityU

5 October 2021
Physical and mental health of socially isolated seniors at higher risk during pandemic

A survey conducted by the Department of Management Sciences at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) discovered that during the Covid-19 pandemic, older people in Hong Kong have a higher risk of social isolation, which makes them more likely to become sick, as their physical and mental health are affected. This also increases the burden on public healthcare services. The research team suggests providing home-based healthcare services for the elderly to help alleviate the problem.

In response to the pandemic, Hong Kong introduced a number of social distancing measures. Since older people have a higher risk of severe illness from the novel coronavirus, they were advised to stay at home as much as possible. To understand the impact of Covid-19 on their social interaction and sense of loneliness, a research team led by Professor Frank Chen Youhua, Chair Professor of CityU’s Department of Management Sciences, interviewed 341 elderly people living in Ho Man Tin in March 2021. The results were compared with data collected from a similar survey done in 2018. 

The latest survey found that the average score of local elderly people for the questionnaire set by the Lubben Social Network Scale (LSNS-6) was only 9.6, which was lower than 13.6 recorded before the pandemic in 2018, and below the alarming level of 12.

The LSNS is an effective instrument for gauging social engagement of elderly people, and has a maximum score of 30. The higher the score, the better their social interaction. However, if the score is below 12, it indicates that they may be experiencing social isolation. 

Socially isolated seniors have a higher risk of becoming depressed and developing cognitive impairment, and they may have a higher healthcare services usage rate and risk of hospitalisation. Thus, there will be an adverse effect on the seniors themselves and the community. Also, it is alarming to find that the score of local seniors is much lower than that of the same age group in overseas countries. 

As local seniors spend more time at home, they tend to use phone and video calls for communication. The survey found that 70% of people aged 80 or below used smartphones, while only 28% of those above 80 did so. This lower use of smartphones among older people is probably aggravating the social isolation problem, as they have less contact with relatives and friends during the pandemic.  

Since going out for follow-up medical consultations exposes seniors to higher risk during the pandemic, many postpone medical appointments or avoid going to hospital. Regarding seniors’ opinions about telemedicine services, the survey found that only 20% of respondents are confident in using video calls for telemedicine; 80% prefer face-to-face consultations.

The research team pointed out that there are two major obstacles for telemedicine services. First, the essential condition for using telemedicine services independently, smartphones, is missing for people over 80. Second, many seniors lack confidence in telemedicine services, probably because they are worried that they cannot clearly describe their health condition over the phone. 

To alleviate the problem of social isolation among seniors, the research team suggested providing home-based healthcare services and arranging appropriate medical services for them after understanding their condition and needs. The team also suggested helping the elderly use telemedicine services through the assistance of nurses and telemedicine devices. 

Last October, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited donated to CityU in support of the project “HomAge: Home-based Aging for Transformative Community Care” led by the College of Business. Based on Buurtzorg, a neighbourhood care model developed in the Netherlands and adopted by more than a dozen countries in Europe and Asia, teams of nurses and social workers visit elders at home to evaluate their physical and mental health. Personalised healthcare services are provided for individual elders and appropriate telemedicine and community services are arranged. 

The aim of the project is to allow “home-based aging” by offering sustainable and affordable healthcare services for elders at home, thus reducing their admission rate to hospitals and postponing their need to live in a home for the elderly. For more details about the project, please visit the following website: http://homage.hk

Notes to editors: 

Media enquiries: Hera Leung, Department of Management Sciences (Tel: 3442 9286 or 9352 6176); Mirror Fung, Communications and Public Relations Office (Tel: 3442 6808 or 6183 0853)

Press Release: 

https://www.cityu.edu.hk/media/press-release/2021/10/05/physical-and-mental-health-socially-isolated-seniors-higher-risk-during-pandemic

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明報 - 城大調查:長者疫下社交孤立風險增
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明報 - 疫下長者社交孤立風險增
東方日報 - 調查:疫下長者社交孤立風險高
星鳥日報 - 疫情下長者社交孤立風險增 城大倡推上門護理
商報 - 疫情下長者社交孤立風險增高城大調查團隊倡上門服務了解長者所需
HiNet生活誌 - 疫情下長者社交孤立風險增高 影響身心健康
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無線電視「創科導航」採訪城大管理科學系

無線電視「創科導航」採訪城大管理科學系

25 August 2021

城大商學院管理科學系於今年3月將人工智能演講評分系統 Moodie.ai 融入其中一個研究生課程的核心部分,讓 50 多名學生參與Moodie.ai 的訓練流程,幫助學生作終期報告的演講。初步結果顯示 Moodie.ai 能夠有效地評核學生的演講能力,亦能準確指出學生需要改善的地方。

本系系主任及兩位畢業生受邀在電視廣播有限公司 (TVB) 的專題節目「創科導航」中接受訪問,以用家角度分享使用 Moodie.ai 作為教學工具的成效及感受。專輯內採訪本系學生如何運用Moodie.ai訓練自身的演說能力及增強自信心。節目已於8月25日在TVB播出,同學可點擊以下連結,重溫該集內容。

電視廣播有限公司專題節目「創科導航」- AI演講訓練系統
Welcome - New Assistant Professor (Dr. Chi Wing Chu)

Welcome - New Assistant Professor (Dr. Chi Wing Chu)

2 July 2021

Dr. Chi Wing Chu is an Assistant Professor of Business Statistics at College of Business, City University of Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics at Columbia University under the supervision of Prof. Zhiliang Ying. Prior to that, he obtained both his Bachelor degree in Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis and M.Phil. in Risk Management Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include survival analysis, quantile regression, semiparametric inference, and high dimensional testing.

Professor Alan Wan elected President of the Hong Kong Statistical Society

Professor Alan Wan elected President of the Hong Kong Statistical Society

18 May 2021

Professor Alan Wan, Head of the Department of Management Sciences, has been elected President of the Hong Kong Statistical Society. The society has a threefold mission to provide formal recognition and promote professional development through accreditation of qualifications and training experience; to organise and sponsor statistical conferences, workshops and seminars, and to improve statistical literacy. This is achieved partly through the Statistical Project Competition for secondary students, an annual event which has been organised by the society since 1986. 

 

The society was founded in 1977 by Professor John Aitchison of the University of Hong Kong. Members include academics, government statisticians and a growing number of data scientists and quantitative analysts working in the private sector.  

 

Congratulations to Professor Wan on his new role with the Hong Kong Statistical Society.

Welcome - New Chair Professor (Prof Pengfei GUO)

Welcome - New Chair Professor (Prof Pengfei GUO)

4 January 2021

The Department of Management Sciences is pleased to announce that Professor Pengfei Guo has just joined our department as Chair Professor. He obtained his PhD from Duke University and was Professor and Associate Head of the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University before joining us. Pengfei has a distinguished research record in the areas of service operations management, queueing economics, health care and sharing economy, and is currently a senior editor of Production and Operations Management.