Review of lean method application for improvement in health information systems

Soudabeh Khodambashi, Maryati Mohd. Yusof

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Abstract

Medical care is undergoing considerable change due to the application of information technology and management tools and techniques. Health Information Systems (HIS) are used extensively in healthcare to enhance data processing. Various tools and techniques including quality management methods are available to improve efficiency of HIS. Lean method has become relatively popular in improving clinical process cycle and work flow, eliminating non-value added activities known as waste. By applying Lean that optimizes clinical work flow, we can gain safe, efficient and high quality care as well as cost reduction. The aim of this paper is to investigate the application of Lean method and its effectiveness in healthcare. We also focus on several Lean techniques, its major implementation steps as well as the requirements for implementing Lean in healthcare. The focus would be on implementation of Lean on clinical process related to HIS. The paper also highlights critical success factor for healthcare organization to consider when implementing Lean method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ICIW 2009
PublisherCurran Associates Inc.
Pages616-618
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781622766734
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event4th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ICIW 2009 - Cape Town
Duration: 26 Mar 200927 Mar 2009

Other

Other4th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ICIW 2009
CityCape Town
Period26/3/0927/3/09

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Information systems
Health
Quality management
Cost reduction
Health care
Information management
Information technology

Keywords

  • Clinical work flow
  • Health information system
  • Lean method
  • Value stream mapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Khodambashi, S., & Mohd. Yusof, M. (2009). Review of lean method application for improvement in health information systems. In 4th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ICIW 2009 (pp. 616-618). Curran Associates Inc..

Review of lean method application for improvement in health information systems. / Khodambashi, Soudabeh; Mohd. Yusof, Maryati.

4th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ICIW 2009. Curran Associates Inc., 2009. p. 616-618.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Khodambashi, S & Mohd. Yusof, M 2009, Review of lean method application for improvement in health information systems. in 4th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ICIW 2009. Curran Associates Inc., pp. 616-618, 4th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ICIW 2009, Cape Town, 26/3/09.
Khodambashi S, Mohd. Yusof M. Review of lean method application for improvement in health information systems. In 4th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ICIW 2009. Curran Associates Inc. 2009. p. 616-618
Khodambashi, Soudabeh ; Mohd. Yusof, Maryati. / Review of lean method application for improvement in health information systems. 4th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ICIW 2009. Curran Associates Inc., 2009. pp. 616-618
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