eBook Management Engineering: A Guide to Best Practices for Industrial Engineering in Health Care, 1st Edition

  • Jean Ann Larson
  • Published By: Productivity Press
  • ISBN-10: 1466579919
  • ISBN-13: 9781466579910
  • DDC: 362.1068
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Increasing costs and higher utilization of resources make the role of process improvement more important than ever in the health care industry. Management Engineering: A Guide to Best Practices for Industrial Engineering in Health Care provides an overview of the practice of industrial engineering (management engineering) in the health care industry.Explaining how to maximize the unique skills of management engineers in a health care setting, the book provides guidance on tried and true techniques that can be implemented easily in most organizations. Filled with tools and documents to help readers communicate more effectively, it includes many examples and case studies that illustrate the proper application of these tools and techniques.Containing the contributions of accomplished healthcare process engineers and process improvement professionals, the book examines Lean, Six Sigma, and other process improvement methodologies utilized by management engineers. Illustrating the various roles an industrial engineer might take on in health care, it provides readers with the practical understanding required to make the most of time-tested performance improvement tools in the health care industry.Suitable for IE students and practicing industrial engineers considering a move into the health care industry, or current healthcare industrial engineers wishing to expand their practice, the text can be used as a reference to explore individual topics, as each of the chapters stands on its own. Also, senior healthcare executives will find that the book provides insights into how the practice of management engineering can provide sustainable improvements in their organizations. To get a good overview of how your organization can best benefit from the efforts of industrial engineers, this book is a must-read.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editor.
About the Contributors.
About the Reviewers.
1: Management Engineering: A Best Practices Guide to Industrial Engineering in Healthcare.
How Do Management Engineers Function?.
2: It's Not about the Tools: The Management Engineer's Role in Achieving Significant, Sustainable Change.
3: What IEs Need to Know about Change Management.
4: An Overview of Management Engineering and Best Practices for Management Engineering Departments.
5: A Case Study of a High Functioning Management Engineering Department.
6: Budget, Cost, and Performance Improvement Approaches Used by a Highly Effective ME Department.
7: Founding a Management Engineering Consulting Firm.
What Do Management Engineers Do?.
8: Instigating Change and Engaging Teams.
9: Raising Your Project Management IQ.
10: Workforce Management.
11: Staffing and Scheduling.
12: Understanding Nursing Care Models: Industrial Engineering Healthcare Book.
13: Facilitation Techniques.
14: Process Redesign in Healthcare.
15: Total Quality Management and the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award.
16: Six Sigma.
17: Lean in Healthcare.
18: Operations Analysis and Operations Research.
19: Data Collection, Analysis, and Presentation.
20: Benchmarking.
21: Facility Planning: The Role of the Industrial Engineer.
Decision-Making Support.
22: Assessing the ROI and Benefits of New Technology.
23: Information and Technology Systems Analysis, Evaluation, and Selection.
24: RFI and RFP Process: How to Organize the Consultant Hiring Process.
Fundamental Tools and Methods of The Management Engineer.
25: Flowcharting.
26: Value Stream Mapping in Healthcare.
27: Statistical and Mathematical Analysis in a Healthcare Setting.
28: Human Factors.
29: Using Human Factors Engineering to Improve Root Cause Analysis Efforts.
30: Throughput and Cycle Time Reduction.
31: Simulation in Healthcare.
Addressing Current Challenges.
32: Industrial Engineers in Public Health.
Looking to The Future.
33: On Leaving a Legacy.