The Impact of an Operational Process on Space: Improving the Efficiency of Patient Wait Times

Jan 03, 2013

This article presents a study that was conducted to understand the relationships between operational practices and space requirements for an emergency department in a large hospital. The research methods included an observational study, data collection, and operational modeling in order to determine the space requirements.

keywords: emergency department, process improvement, fast track, operations modeling, Lean

Amanda Mewborn, RN, IE, MSHS, Lean Black Belt (Perkins+Will)
Marvina Williams, RN, Lean Black Belt (Perkins+Will)
Jeff Tyner, AIA, LEED BD+C, Lean Black Belt (Perkins+Will)
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