A Review on the Implementation of System Modelling Techniques in Lean Healthcare Applications

M. Alkaabi, M. C.E. Simsekler, R. Jayaraman, K. Demirli, E. M. Tuzcu

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    Abstract

    Healthcare systems are under enormous pressure to improve efficiency and quality of care due to increasing cost and demand. To address such challenges, there is an increasing awareness on the utilization of lean tools in healthcare settings aimed at minimizing wastes in operational processes. A potential approach that can be integrated with lean tools is System Modelling Techniques (SMTs), to help identify comprehensive list of wastes in a systematic way. To investigate the relationship between lean tools and SMTs, this paper reviews the literature in the field and provides a conceptual framework for potential link between these two complementary approaches. The results of the proposed framework is quite valuable for healthcare quality and process improvement managers.

    Original languageBritish English
    Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2019
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages1578-1582
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781728138046
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 2019
    Event2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2019 - Macao, Macao
    Duration: 15 Dec 201918 Dec 2019

    Publication series

    NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
    ISSN (Print)2157-3611
    ISSN (Electronic)2157-362X

    Conference

    Conference2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2019
    Country/TerritoryMacao
    CityMacao
    Period15/12/1918/12/19

    Keywords

    • Healthcare systems
    • kaizen
    • lean
    • process mapping
    • system modelling techniques

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