Faculty Advisor

Johnson, Sharon

Abstract

The goal of this project was to reduce lead times for sample processing caused by the increased sample volume received by a laboratory with limited technician capacity. Cluttered work space, distractions, and lack of a technology-based tracking system all affected the time for sample processing at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Hospital laboratory, Bedford. Observing and measuring the pre-analytical work-flow enabled the team to use lean methods to suggest changes, develop plans for evaluating results, and outline actions for sustainability.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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