Lookup NU author(s): Dr YiChuan Wang,
Dr Nick Hajli
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The impact of Health Information Systems (HIS) on healthcare service improvement is well known; however, there has been a limited amount of research regarding the HIS payoff and how this has influenced the quality of patient care. By focusing on Kaizen, this study investigates the possibility of reducing patient-flow delays of outpatients using the HIS. By using a six-step Kaizen method, the root causes of patient-flow delays in the outpatient surgery process can be identified, whilst the development of potential solutions and plans can be configured and the role HIS has on the outpatient surgery process and the consequences it can have on patient care in its quest for improving the efficiency of patient flow will be analyzed. The findings of this study indicate that the adoption of HIS has great potential to not only minimize the chaos and disorder in the outpatient surgery unit but also lead to a reduction of time and cost in relation to patient flow.
Author(s): Ker JI, Wang Y, Hajli N
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Technological Forecasting and Social Change
Print publication date: 01/02/2018
Online publication date: 30/08/2017
Acceptance date: 13/07/2017
Date deposited: 13/07/2017
ISSN (print): 0040-1625
ISSN (electronic): 1873-5509
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