The healthcare field is rapidly growing. With growth comes challenges.
Today’s clinics and hospitals strive to provide the highest quality care while facing rising costs, staffing shortages, regulations, and new technologies.
- How many nurses should be on staff, and when?
- Where should the ICU and nurses stations be?
- What is the most efficient way to complete paperwork?
- Are there enough beds?
- Is there a way to reduce waiting time?
In short, what is the best way to improve patient care and satisfaction, increase productivity and revenue, while reducing costs?
PMC's team of healthcare engineers can help.
Our management engineering methods, when applied to healthcare, offer powerful solutions.
These methods allow us to analyze, test, and optimize healthcare systems.
Four common root causes lead to many issues:
- Facility Layout
- Resource Allocation
- Process Design
- Material Flow
Our experts have mastered the tools and techniques to provide solutions:
- Laser Scanning
- Lean Thinking
- Six Sigma
- Discrete Event Simulation
We can provide the right mix of science, high-touch, and low-tech to create the perfect solution plan for you.
What can you expect?
PMC draws on the breadth of knowledge, experience and skills acquired by our experts over 30 years of using state-of-the-art technologies and tools to create business, process improvement, and technology solutions perfectly tailored to suit your needs. We provide full service throughout the process, from planning and training to implementation and beyond.
Common Goals of Healthcare Improvement Projects
- Patient Flow Optimization
- Operating and Emergency Room Process Improvement
- Patient Wait and Processing Time Reduction
- Validation of Hospital Architectural Plans
- Increase Patient and Staff Satisfaction
How do we do it?
Also known as the Toyota Production System (TPS), Lean is much more than a set of tools, it is a philosophy. Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) is facilitated using tools and procedures like Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Kanbans, Error-proofing (Poka-Yoke), and the Theory of Constraints (TOC).
Backed by the science of statistics, Six Sigma is a disciplined, problem-solving method aimed at reducing variation in work-related tasks and processes, with the ultimate goal of improving quality. Traditionally used in the manufacturing sector, Six Sigma techniques are now widely used in all industries to great success.
Discrete Event Simulation
Simulation software allows our engineers to create a computer representation of any work environment. By testing different scenarios we can find the best design for you. Simulations allow us to identify potential bottlenecks, resource shortages, or problems likely to arise as the result of the layout or capacity.
A small team can quickly and accurately capture a 3D representation of your facility, without compromising safety. By eliminating traditional field measuring techniques, laser scanning records a point cloud of data that can then be translated to traditional CAD drawings, with minimal interruption to the important work of patient care. Laser scan data can be used to validate building and layout plans before construction or remodeling begins.
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