This presentation discusses the effect of dynamic simulation on reducing length of stay and its impact on bed allocation and hospital capacity. Using real data for analysis, a step-by-step implementation path is presented that takes real-time data, provides analytics for practitioners, and helps in improving communication and overall capacity of different departments in the hospital. Since bed allocation is directly impacted by the length of stay reduction, an overview on how to tie in predictive bed allocation will be presented. Implementation feedback and success from an actual implementation is also presented.
In a time of competing, fluid business needs, the alignment of an organization’s strategy to a portfolio of projects to maximize their return on investment takes a highly coordinated effort. The requirement to create the link between projects and strategy often becomes the apparent once an organization is in dire need of reaching a transformative or reduced state. "Strategies, Projects, Action!" provides the fundamentals of how to align business improvements, organizational capabilities and project leadership.
Nothing is more important than what you leave behind after process improvement work is complete. Learn about the critical success factors of process improvement in healthcare and how to use that knowledge to create value-added tools for your hospital or system in this one-hour webinar. The presenters from the Hospital Corporation of America and Franciscan St. Francis Health will share real-world examples of successfully creating and integrating tools and solutions with flexible methods and monitored outcomes.
This webinar will focus on a new methodology for the identification of wastes and opportunities for balancing the non-value added but mandatory tasks across roles. The webinar will preview a concurrent session presentation at the upcoming Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2013. General information about the conference will also be provided.
This webinar will highlight the need for return on investment analysis to enhance the value of project work and other challenges in healthcare. The webinar will preview a concurrent session presentation at the upcoming Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2013. General information about the conference will also be provided.
Chemotherapy is a prevalent cancer treatment worldwide and the demand for the service has been forecasted to grow in the future. With increasing pressure to contain healthcare costs in Ontario, hospitals and clinics all over the province are attempting to make their services more efficient. This webinar will describe a novel scheduling technique that was developed to solve the chemotherapy outpatient scheduling problem at the Odette Cancer Centre, at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
November’s SHS pre-conference webinar will focus on the use of quantitative analytics in the healthcare environment. You will be given a first look at several concurrent sessions and posters from the upcoming 2013 Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference. The subject matter expert and content facilitator for this webinar is Dr. Phil Troy of Les Entreprises (TROYWARE). Additional speakers consist of Brenton Faber (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Jim Montgomery (Carilion Clinic), and Nadia Lahrichi (Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital). The webinar will conclude with a brief overview about the Conference.
This webinar will focus on the use of quantitative analytics to improve healthcare workforce management. The webinar will preview a pre-conference workshop that will be presented at the 2013 Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference, as well as give an overview about the Conference.
This webinar will focus on how Greater Baltimore Medical Center is redesigning the care coordination process to better manage their ACO patient population. The webinar will preview a concurrent session presentation at the upcoming 2013 Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference. General information about the conference will also be provided.
Monte Carlo simulation is a method that takes into account the variation in any process, objectively quantifying the effects on output variables of the uncertainty in key input and process variables. Using this method of analysis allows the trade-offs between different risks and their associated consequences to be compared. Sensitivity analysis using Monte Carlo models reveals which input and process variables are contributing most to the variation in the output variables, helping to focus and prioritize improvement efforts.
The concepts, principles, and use of Monte Carlo simulation will be explained and illustrated with various applications.
Healthcare applications of four diverse systems engineering methods are examined:
"The concepts and principles of the methods will be explained along with the context of their use in actual healthcare situations. Part 2 covered:
"The concepts and principles of the methods will be explained along with the context of their use in actual healthcare situations. Part 1 covered:
The field of industrial and systems engineering has brought valuable tools and strategies to reducing cost, improving safety and efficiency, and increasing customer and employee satisfaction in industries for many years, but it has not been widely used in healthcare. In this presentation, Dr. Victoria Jordan, director of quality measurement and engineering at MD Anderson Cancer Center, provides an overview of industrial and systems engineering and its role in healthcare. She discusses its alignment with basic continuous improvement and operational excellence efforts (and discuss how it enhances these efforts). Some examples of successful applications in healthcare are provided.
An appropriately common problem for management (industrial) engineers, analysts, etc., working with surgical suites is to reduce setup and cleanup times. A hospital may explicitly ask for the application of lean approaches to reduce their "operating room turnover times."
Sponsored by Society for Health Systems and Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2012In this webinar, Pam Arlotto, gives an overview of her talk, "Journey to High Value Healthcare: The New Role of Process Improvement," and Karl Kraebber gives a conference overview highlighting the keynote speakers, featured speakers and other aspects of the conference.
In this presentation the Examples of Systems Engineering in Healthcare - Part 1e presenters propose a constraint generation interior point (CGIP) approach to solve the sector duration optimization (SDO) which arises in Gamma Knife Perfexion (PFX) inverse planning.
Dunn reviews how University Hospital increased the percentage of telemetry alerts responded to within a timely manner by 200 percent. This presentation compares Six Sigma to other PI approaches, talks about defining and measuring defects, assessing risk and targeting solutions to reduce those risks, addressing resistance to change, and “hardwiring” solutions so they become part of normal operations.
The emergency department is one of the most complex departments in any health care organization yet the one most visited by members of your community. This webinar will deal with evaluating emergency services by utilizing benchmarks and exploring best practices that result in enhanced operational flow, improved patient throughput and increased efficiency.
In response to key industry drivers to embrace transformative change, Advocate Condell Medical Center developed the strategy of “Operations Excellence” to re-position its business practices. Operations Excellence is a mixed methods approach to organization-wide transformation which encompasses LEAN thinking, DMAIC rigor, and transformational leadership principles.
Until recently, applying lean concepts in the complex service industry of medicine and, specifically, emergency medicine has proven challenging. This webinar will outline lean concepts and tools as they relate to ED operations and performance improvement in the ED and provide summaries of specific tools and how they can be used and applied in the ED setting.
The defect rate in a hospital order entry process fell 70 percent the first month after initiating a comprehensive employee training based on Training Within Industry (TWI), a program created during World War II that is being rediscovered by modern hospitals. This presentation tells the complete story and illustrates how to engage employees in improvement of work methods.
Leadership of not just the care processes involved, but of the product design, implementation and rollout of Healthcare Technology (HIT) has become increasingly important as clinicians begin to understand the promise of automation as well as the gaps created by certain systems.
Martin presents ideas and examples of things they did to manage patient flow at this Level 1 Trauma Center for four states.
Overfelt covers the history of how this legislation came to be at the forefront of national discussion and discusses how to properly engineer staffing ratios for best patient care.
Metrics-Based Process Mapping (MBPM) is a process improvement tool that combines the functional orientation of conventional process maps with the time and quality metrics that are essential for removing waste in office, service and knowledge work environments.
Rogers presents how Texas Children’s Hospital uses their dependency-based patient classification system for nurse staffing, a method they’ve been using since 1992.
Scheeres presents key success factors for integrating lean Six Sigma in a healthcare setting by covering the features of Lean and Six Sigma, how to assess organizational and personal readiness, and ideas for next steps.
This webinar will focus on the fundamentals of a successful Value Analysis program and how it can significantly reduce supply expenses while ensuring physicians and front line clinicians have input into product and technology acquisition decisions.
Desmond and Clark discuss simulating patient flow in the University of Michigan Emergency Department. They will address why and how they created a simulation of the emergency department, what they have done with their model, and the next steps.
Dickerson presents how she coordinated benchmarking efforts at all levels of hospitals from the CEOs to staff. She will also share how her efforts improved the quality of healthcare at VHA Georgia hospitals through collaborative roundtables and performance improvement projects.
Eitel presents how to make people realize the value of tools and techniques that management engineers and performance improvement professionals employ every day, like simulation and other forms of analysis.
Understanding the motivational needs of patients and their communication preferences are the keys to establishing relationships and providing improved service and patient care. Participants will learn successful scientifically proven communication and motivation strategies to enable them to establish relationships so that patients and staff will be happier and more satisfied.
Haas and Torgerson walk through an actual value stream mapping assessment in Labor and Delivery at Fairview Health Services.