Faculty Advisor

Johnson, Sharon

Faculty Advisor

Trapp, Andrew C

Abstract

In this project, lean methods were applied to reduce delays and wastes in several processes at St. Vincent Hospital, including the Same-Day Surgery patient chart preparation and the Emergency Department urine test improvement. Our methods included process mapping, interviews, data collection and analysis, Undesirable Effects identification, root cause analysis and Kaizen. The project generated recommendations to improve communication, coordination and information management in the target processes. Implementation is expected to result in significant savings in labor resources and reduction of delays.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Industrial Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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