Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age

Lean Thinking for Healthcare

Editors: Wickramasinghe, N., Al-Hakim, L., Gonzalez, C., Tan, J. (Eds.)

  • Lean thinking is a key area and of growing significance in the study of healthcare delivery and health administration
  • Examines ICT use in healthcare while grounded in leading management theories
  • Comprehensive and well integrated text that examines ICT issues and use in the area of Lean Thinking
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About this book

A growing, aging population; the rise to epidemic proportions of various chronic diseases; competing, often overlapping medical technologies; and of course, skyrocketing costs compounded by waste and inefficiency - these are just a few of the multifarious challenges currently facing healthcare delivery. An

unexpected source of solutions is being imported from the manufacturing sector: lean thinking.

 Lean Principles for Healthcare presents a conceptual framework, management principles, and practical tools for professionals tasked with designing and implementing modern, streamlined healthcare systems or overhauling faulty ones. Focusing on core components such as knowledge management, e-health, patient-centeredness, and collaborative care, chapters illustrate lean concepts in action across specialties (as diverse as nursing, urology, and emergency care) and around the globe. Extended case examples show health systems responding to consumer needs and provider realities with equal efficiency and effectiveness, and improved quality and patient outcomes. Further, contributors tackle the gamut of technological, medical, cultural, and business issues, among them:

 

  • Initiatives of service-oriented architecture towards performance improvement
  • Adapted lean thinking for emergency departments
  • Lean thinking in dementia care through smart assistive technology
  • Supporting preventive healthcare with persuasive services
  • Value stream mapping for lean healthcare
  • A technology mediated solution to reduce healthcare disparities

Geared toward both how lean ideas can be carried out and how they are being used successfully in the real world, Lean Principles for Healthcare  not only brings expert knowledge to healthcare managers and health services researchers but to all who have an interest in superior healthcare delivery.

About the authors

Nilmini Wickramasinghe PhD, MBA, who currently holds the Epworth Chair Health Information Management was appointed in Dec 2009 as a Professor to RMIT University’s School of Business IT and Logistics and is also a core member of its  Health Innovation and Research Institute(HIRi), RMIT University after being a professor in the US for 15 years.   She researches and teaches in several areas within information systems including knowledge management, e-commerce and m-commerce, and organizational impacts of technology with particular focus on the applications of these areas to healthcare and thereby effecting superior healthcare delivery.   Professor Wickramasinghe is well published with more than 300 referred scholarly articles, several books and an encyclopedia. She has collaborated with many large organizations such as NASA and GE as well as leading healthcare organizations such as the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Kaiser and NorthWestern Memorial Hospital. In addition, she regularly presents her work throughout North America, as well as in Europe and Australia. 

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The purpose is to discuss a wide range of issues around the common theme of healthcare delivery through lean thinking modalities. … written for anyone engaged in healthcare delivery systems with an interest in efficiently implementing lean strategies. Its greatest value will be seen by healthcare administrators and even information technology specialists as there is a great deal of systems information. … This book has great utility for those interested in a comprehensive review of lean thinking … .” (Phillip Stephens, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2014)

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Lean Principles for Healthcare

    Wickramasinghe, Nilmini

    Pages 3-11

  • Artificial Neural Network Excellence to Facilitate Lean Thinking Adoption in Healthcare Contexts

    Moghimi, Fatemeh Hoda (et al.)

    Pages 13-27

  • The Suitability of Artificial Neural Networks in Service Quality Control and Forecasting

    Niavarani, Mohammad Rezazadeh (et al.)

    Pages 29-42

  • The Application of Lean in the Healthcare Sector: Theory and Practical Examples

    Houchens, Nathan (et al.)

    Pages 43-53

  • Business Value of IT in Healthcare

    Haddad, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 55-81

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $239.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lean Thinking for Healthcare
Editors
  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
  • Latif Al-Hakim
  • Chris Gonzalez
  • Joseph Tan
Series Title
Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8036-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8036-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8035-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5245-8
Series ISSN
2191-5946
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 645
Number of Illustrations and Tables
178 b/w illustrations
Topics