The process of creating patient treatment schedules at the Gillette Center for Women's Cancers is currently a lengthy and time-inefficient one. The goal of this project was to provide an assessment of the patient treatment scheduling procedure and product and then to develop several alternative methods in which aspects of automation could be added. In order to thoroughly meet the project objectives, we collected information from both the clinical research coordinators who create these treatment schedules and the patients who use them. Additionally, several other facilities where treatment schedules are used were contacted to increase the extent of our knowledge on alternate processes. Finally, a set of recommendations based on our findings were presented to the sponsor to aid in the implementation of an alternative method for treatment calendar creation.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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