Operational Development of an Emergency Ward – A Study Based on Principles of Lean and Psychosocial Work Environment Theories
Paper in proceedings, 2016

Many healthcare organizations are increasingly facing long waiting times and queues of patients. The addition of resources is no longer feasible due to budget constraints. This paper investigates different ways to create more efficient patient flow in emergency care based on existing resources using the principles of Lean production. The study also discusses how an efficient flow can be combined with a good work environment to achieve social sustainability in the workplace.

Operation management

Implementation

Lean healthcare

Psychosocial work environment

Author

Olivia Lund

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics

Annie Söderström

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics

Olof Wireklint

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics

Torbjörn Jacobsson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics

Forsknings- & Tillämpningskonferensen PLAN, 19-20 October 2016, Linnéuniversitetet, Växjö, Sweden

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Areas of Advance

Production

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Created

10/7/2017