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Title: Using technology solutions to streamline healthcare processes for nursing: The case of an intelligent operational planning support tool (IOPST) solution.
Book Title: Lean Thinking for Healthcare
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Editors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Al-Hakim, Latif
Gonzalez, Chris
Tan, Joseph
Other Authors: Kent, Bridie
Moghimi, Fatemeh H.
Stien, Malte
Nguyen, Lemai
Redley, Bernice
Taylor, Nyree
Keywords: Lean Thinking
Health Care
Value Stream
Nursing Care
Intelligent Operation System
Intelligent Operational Planning Support Tool
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Springer New York
Abstract: Identifying the value stream relating to healthcare processes primarily focuses around diagnosing and treating patients coupled with removing waste. This is now becoming a key priority for many healthcare organisations globally, yet remains an area that is significantly under researched especially with regard to nursing. Lean thinking, as a method to redesign processes in order to improve outcomes has been used with success especially in the manufacturing sector, and now, given the importance of identifying and creating value in healthcare processes, is becoming of increasing interest within various healthcare contexts. In this chapter, we discuss how lean thinking as a management approach, with focuses on operational aspects, can be used to facilitate effective and efficient nursing care. We illustrate with the example of an Intelligent Operational Planning Support Tool (IOPST) solution.
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-8036-5_23
ISBN: 9781461480365
Type: Chapter
Affiliated Organisations: Health Informatics
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics

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