Management Engineering

Book Description

Increasing costs and higher utilization of resources make the role of process improvement more important than ever in the health care industry. Management Engineering: A Guide to Best Practices for Industrial Engineering in Health Care provides an overview of the practice of industrial engineering (management engineering) in the health care industry.

Explaining how to maximize the unique skills of management engineers in a health care setting, the book provides guidance on tried and true techniques that can be implemented easily in most organizations. Filled with tools and documents to help readers communicate more effectively, it includes many examples and case studies that illustrate the proper application of these tools and techniques.

Containing the contributions of accomplished healthcare process engineers and process improvement professionals, the book examines Lean, Six Sigma, and other process improvement methodologies utilized by management engineers. Illustrating the various roles an industrial engineer might take on in health care, it provides readers with the practical understanding required to make the most of time-tested performance improvement tools in the health care industry.

Suitable for IE students and practicing industrial engineers considering a move into the health care industry, or current healthcare industrial engineers wishing to expand their practice, the text can be used as a reference to explore individual topics, as each of the chapters stands on its own. Also, senior healthcare executives will find that the book provides insights into how the practice of management engineering can provide sustainable improvements in their organizations. To get a good overview of how your organization can best benefit from the efforts of industrial engineers, this book is a must-read.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover (1/2)
  2. Front Cover (2/2)
  3. Contents
  4. About the Editor
  5. About the Contributors (1/2)
  6. About the Contributors (2/2)
  7. About the Reviewers
  8. Chapter 1: Management Engineering: A Best Practices Guide to Industrial Engineering in Healthcare (1/2)
  9. Chapter 1: Management Engineering: A Best Practices Guide to Industrial Engineering in Healthcare (2/2)
  10. Chapter 2: It’s Not about the Tools: The Management Engineer’s Role in Achieving Significant, Sustainable Change (1/2)
  11. Chapter 2: It’s Not about the Tools: The Management Engineer’s Role in Achieving Significant, Sustainable Change (2/2)
  12. Chapter 3: What IEs Need to Know about Change Management (1/2)
  13. Chapter 3: What IEs Need to Know about Change Management (2/2)
  14. Chapter 4: An Overview of Management Engineering and Best Practices for Management Engineering Departments (1/2)
  15. Chapter 4: An Overview of Management Engineering and Best Practices for Management Engineering Departments (2/2)
  16. Chapter 5: A Case Study of a High Functioning Management Engineering Department (1/2)
  17. Chapter 5: A Case Study of a High Functioning Management Engineering Department (2/2)
  18. Chapter 6: Budget, Cost, and Performance Improvement Approaches Used by a Highly Effective ME Department (1/3)
  19. Chapter 6: Budget, Cost, and Performance Improvement Approaches Used by a Highly Effective ME Department (2/3)
  20. Chapter 6: Budget, Cost, and Performance Improvement Approaches Used by a Highly Effective ME Department (3/3)
  21. Chapter 7: Founding a Management Engineering Consulting Firm (1/2)
  22. Chapter 7: Founding a Management Engineering Consulting Firm (2/2)
  23. Chapter 8: Instigating Change and Engaging Teams (1/2)
  24. Chapter 8: Instigating Change and Engaging Teams (2/2)
  25. Chapter 9: Raising Your Project Management IQ (1/2)
  26. Chapter 9: Raising Your Project Management IQ (2/2)
  27. Chapter 10: Workforce Management (1/2)
  28. Chapter 10: Workforce Management (2/2)
  29. Chapter 11: Staffing and Scheduling (1/2)
  30. Chapter 11: Staffing and Scheduling (2/2)
  31. Chapter 12: Understanding Nursing Care Models: Industrial Engineering Healthcare Book (1/2)
  32. Chapter 12: Understanding Nursing Care Models: Industrial Engineering Healthcare Book (2/2)
  33. Chapter 13: Facilitation Techniques (1/4)
  34. Chapter 13: Facilitation Techniques (2/4)
  35. Chapter 13: Facilitation Techniques (3/4)
  36. Chapter 13: Facilitation Techniques (4/4)
  37. Chapter 14: Process Redesign in Healthcare (1/2)
  38. Chapter 14: Process Redesign in Healthcare (2/2)
  39. Chapter 15: Total Quality Management and the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award (1/2)
  40. Chapter 15: Total Quality Management and the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award (2/2)
  41. Chapter 16: Six Sigma (1/2)
  42. Chapter 16: Six Sigma (2/2)
  43. Chapter 17: Lean in Healthcare (1/4)
  44. Chapter 17: Lean in Healthcare (2/4)
  45. Chapter 17: Lean in Healthcare (3/4)
  46. Chapter 17: Lean in Healthcare (4/4)
  47. Chapter 18: Operations Analysis and Operations Research (1/2)
  48. Chapter 18: Operations Analysis and Operations Research (2/2)
  49. Chapter 19: Data Collection, Analysis, and Presentation (1/2)
  50. Chapter 19: Data Collection, Analysis, and Presentation (2/2)
  51. Chapter 20: Benchmarking (1/2)
  52. Chapter 20: Benchmarking (2/2)
  53. Chapter 21: Facility Planning: The Role of the Industrial Engineer (1/2)
  54. Chapter 21: Facility Planning: The Role of the Industrial Engineer (2/2)
  55. Chapter 22: Assessing the ROI and Benefits of New Technology (1/2)
  56. Chapter 22: Assessing the ROI and Benefits of New Technology (2/2)
  57. Chapter 23: Information and Technology Systems Analysis, Evaluation, and Selection (1/2)
  58. Chapter 23: Information and Technology Systems Analysis, Evaluation, and Selection (2/2)
  59. Chapter 24: RFI and RFP Process: How to Organize the Consultant Hiring Process (1/2)
  60. Chapter 24: RFI and RFP Process: How to Organize the Consultant Hiring Process (2/2)
  61. Chapter 25: Flowcharting (1/2)
  62. Chapter 25: Flowcharting (2/2)
  63. Chapter 26: Value Stream Mapping in Healthcare (1/2)
  64. Chapter 26: Value Stream Mapping in Healthcare (2/2)
  65. Chapter 27: Statistical and Mathematical Analysis in a Healthcare Setting (1/3)
  66. Chapter 27: Statistical and Mathematical Analysis in a Healthcare Setting (2/3)
  67. Chapter 27: Statistical and Mathematical Analysis in a Healthcare Setting (3/3)
  68. Chapter 28: Human Factors
  69. Chapter 29: Using Human Factors Engineering to Improve Root Cause Analysis Efforts
  70. Chapter 30: Throughput and Cycle Time Reduction (1/2)
  71. Chapter 30: Throughput and Cycle Time Reduction (2/2)
  72. Chapter 31: Simulation in Healthcare (1/2)
  73. Chapter 31: Simulation in Healthcare (2/2)
  74. Chapter 32: Industrial Engineers in Public Health (1/3)
  75. Chapter 32: Industrial Engineers in Public Health (2/3)
  76. Chapter 32: Industrial Engineers in Public Health (3/3)
  77. Chapter 33: On Leaving a Legacy (1/2)
  78. Chapter 33: On Leaving a Legacy (2/2)
  79. Back Cover

Product Information

  • Title: Management Engineering
  • Author(s): Jean Ann Larson
  • Release date: November 2013
  • Publisher(s): Productivity Press
  • ISBN: 9781466579910