Assessing clinical care using interactive value stream mapping

Benjamin S. Ries, Linda Ng Boyle, Monica S. Vavilala, Nithya Kannan, Harriet Saxe, Mary A. Kernic, Frederick P. Rivara, Douglas F. Zatzick, Michael J. Bell, Mark Wainwright, Jonathan I. Groner, Christopher C. Giza, Richard G. Ellenbogen, Pamela Mitchell, Jin Wang, Richard Mink

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

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The objective of this study was to develop a tablet pc application that allows generation of value stream maps across multiple clinical environments. As part of this objective, a methodology was put in place to reduce barriers for using a systems engineering approach in the medical field. The overall intent of using value stream mapping tools and lean philosophies in the medical environment is to begin the process of standardization among different medical centers. An interdisciplinary team of Medical Doctors, Clinical Researchers, and Industrial Engineers created a transformed Value Stream Mapping Application that can be easily used in the management of injured patients. Initial testing demonstrated that there was high inter-rater reliability in application use. This study showed that a systems engineering approach is highly relevant in the medical field and that the developed application can be used for the generation of future research data and for ongoing decision support assisted hospital quality improvement efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2013
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 13 2013
Event57th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting - 2013, HFES 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 30 2013Oct 4 2013


Other57th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting - 2013, HFES 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics


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