Faculty Advisor

Johnson, Sharon

Abstract

Due to the increasing need to operate more efficiently in healthcare, clinics are seeking ways to improve patient flow as effectively as possible. Lean tools have been recently adapted for process improvement in this industry. The purpose of this project was to examine how discrete event simulation and other industrial engineering techniques can benefit the Weight Center at UMass Memorial Hospital in reducing non-value added process times, balancing resource utilization and other measures for attaining lean flow.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010

Major

Management Engineering

Major

Industrial Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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