Understanding waste for lean health information systems

A preliminary review

Nadia Awang Kalong, Maryati Mohd. Yusof

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Abstract

Despite the rapid application of the Lean method in healthcare, its study in IT environments, particularly in Health Information Systems (HIS), is still limited primarily by a lack of waste identification. This paper aims to review the literature to provide an insight into the nature of waste in HIS from the perspective of Lean management. Eight waste frameworks within the context of healthcare and information technology were reviewed. Based on the review, it was found that all the seven waste categories from the manufacturing sector also exist in both the healthcare and IT domains. However, the nature of the waste varied depending on the processes of the domains. A number of additional waste categories were also identified. The findings reveal that the traditional waste model can be adapted to identify waste in both the healthcare and IT sectors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages749-753
Number of pages5
Volume192
Edition1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013 - Copenhagen
Duration: 20 Aug 201323 Aug 2013

Other

Other14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013
CityCopenhagen
Period20/8/1323/8/13

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Keywords

  • Health information systems Information systems
  • Lean
  • Quality improvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Kalong, N. A., & Mohd. Yusof, M. (2013). Understanding waste for lean health information systems: A preliminary review. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (1-2 ed., Vol. 192, pp. 749-753) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-749

Understanding waste for lean health information systems : A preliminary review. / Kalong, Nadia Awang; Mohd. Yusof, Maryati.

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 192 1-2. ed. 2013. p. 749-753.

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

Kalong, NA & Mohd. Yusof, M 2013, Understanding waste for lean health information systems: A preliminary review. in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 1-2 edn, vol. 192, pp. 749-753, 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013, Copenhagen, 20/8/13. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-749
Kalong NA, Mohd. Yusof M. Understanding waste for lean health information systems: A preliminary review. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 1-2 ed. Vol. 192. 2013. p. 749-753 https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-749
Kalong, Nadia Awang ; Mohd. Yusof, Maryati. / Understanding waste for lean health information systems : A preliminary review. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 192 1-2. ed. 2013. pp. 749-753
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