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Industrial Engineering Course Description

IE 2106 - OPERATIONS IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTHCARE


THIS COURSE LEADS STUDENTS TO APPLY BASIC INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING TOOLS TO HEALTHCARE. THIS INCLUDES FACT GATHERING THROUGH INTERVIEWS & OBSERVATION, PROCESS MAPPING, SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND MODELING, WORK SAMPLING, WORK STUDY AND WORKFLOW IMPROVEMENT.   USING THE HEALTH OPERATIONS LABORATORY, STUDENTS LEARN TO MODEL CORE OPERATIONS OF KEY HOSPITAL DEPARTMENTS, AND ARE REQUIRED TO DEVELOP EXPERTISE IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS:   WORK MEASUREMENT IN HEALTHCARE, QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTHCARE, DEPARTMENT PRODUCTIVITY MANAGEMENT, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, PATIENT WORKFLOW THROUGH A DEPARTMENT.

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