Faculty Advisor

Johnson, Sharon

Faculty Advisor

Rissmiller, Kent J.

Abstract

Oriol Health Care’s Wachusett Respiratory Care Unit is a 41-bed skilled nursing unit that cares for patients requiring ventilators. The goal of this project was to analyze the frequency and cause of patient hospitalizations, investigate root causes to improve care, and make recommendations to reduce hospital admissions. Utilizing the A3 problem solving methodology, the team reviewed causes for hospital transfers, created process maps, and formulated recommendations for reducing admissions. These recommendations include improving inter-facility communications and adding electronic patient monitoring.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2015

Major

Society, Technology and Policy

Major

Industrial Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

Advisor Program

Business

Advisor Program

Social Science and Policy Studies

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