1st Edition

Management Engineering A Guide to Best Practices for Industrial Engineering in Health Care

Edited By Jean Ann Larson Copyright 2014
    319 Pages 68 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    319 Pages
    by Productivity Press

    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.

    Management Engineering: A Best Practices Guide to Industrial Engineering in Healthcare; Jean Ann Larson

    It’s Not about the Tools: The Management Engineer’s Role in Achieving Significant, Sustainable Change; Steven R. Escamilla
    What IEs Need to Know about Change Management; Dutch Holland
    An Overview of Management Engineering and Best Practices for Management Engineering Departments; Tarun Mohan Lal and Thomas Roh
    A Case Study of a High Functioning Management Engineering Department; Rudolph (Rudy) Santacroce
    Budget, Cost, and Performance Improvement Approaches Used by a Highly Effective ME Department; Rudolph (Rudy) Santacroce
    Founding a Management Engineering Consulting Firm; John L. Templin Jr.

    Instigating Change and Engaging Teams; Jean Ann Larson and Amanda Mewborn
    Raising Your Project Management IQ; Bennetta R. Raby
    Workforce Management; David Z. Cowan and Joyce T. Siegele
    Staffing and Scheduling; Kelly Arnold
    Understanding Nursing Care Models: Industrial Engineering Healthcare Book; Marvina Williams
    Facilitation Techniques; Duke Rohe
    Process Redesign in Healthcare; Alexander Bohn and Sue Ann Te
    Total Quality Management and the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award; Lawrence (Larry) Dux
    Six Sigma; Cristina Daccarett
    Lean in Healthcare; Karl Kraebber
    Operations Analysis and Operations Research; Roger Gruneisen
    Data Collection, Analysis, and Presentation; Deborah D. Flint and Phil Troy
    Benchmarking; John T. Hansmann
    Facility Planning: The Role of the Industrial Engineer; Amanda Mewborn and Richard Herring

    Assessing the ROI and Benefits of New Technology; Dean Athanassiades
    Information and Technology Systems Analysis, Evaluation, and Selection; Mary Ellen Skeens
    RFI and RFP Process: How to Organize the Consultant Hiring Process; Adrienne Dickerson

    Flowcharting; Ryan Elizabeth Wood
    Value Stream Mapping in Healthcare; Bart Sellers
    Statistical and Mathematical Analysis in a Healthcare Setting; Roque Perez –Velez
    Human Factors; Cristina Daccarett
    Using Human Factors Engineering to Improve Root Cause Analysis Efforts; Bridget O’Hare
    Throughput and Cycle Time Reduction; Ben Sawyer and Alyn Ford
    Simulation in Healthcare; Tarun Mohan Lal and Thomas Roh

    Industrial Engineers in Public Health; Michael L. Washington

    On Leaving a Legacy; Duke Rohe and Jean Ann Larson



    Jean Ann Larson