Title

A System Design of a Rural Hospital Operating Room

Document Type

Proceeding

Presentation Date

6-2016

Conference Name

26th CIRP Design Conference

Conference Location

Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Source of Publication

Procedia CIRP

Publisher

Elsevier

Volume

50

Inclusive pages

672-677

Abstract

Rural hospitals have been closing their doors at record rates. This fact is distressing because small town hospitals serve 51 million Americans. Often small hospitals are the only major point of care and triage for communities they serve. When rural hospitals close, they force emergency patients to be served at larger hospitals that are located at a much greater distance. This paper focuses on the redesign, through Collective SystemDesign (CSD), of the Operating Room scheduling system in rural hospitals to increase efficiency and to reduce rework in patient care.

Keywords

Hospitals, Collective systems, Emergency patients, Patient care, Physical Solutions (PSs), Point of care, Rural hospitals, Scheduling systems, Design, Axiomatic Design, Collective System Design (CSD), Operating Room (OR), Physical Solutions (PSs), Systems Engineering

Disciplines

Engineering

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