1 – During the course, there has been discussion about some challenges and opportunities in health care.
. Describe five of the key factors that distinguish a health care organization from other industrial organizations.
. Also explain three ways operations managers apply their knowledge to achieve system improvements and change.
(Be sure to include your own thoughts and opinions?)
2 – There was also discussion about the issue of Operations Management and how it has changed especially when health care is concerned.
. Explain how operations management has changed since its early days as a scientific management.
. Why are certain certifications, like Six Sigma, ISO 9000 and Lean, playing an important role in health care, as they have in other industries.
. In addition, are there others that you know about or have experienced?
3 – Issues related to Project Management were also presented in this course.
. Outline a project to reduce patient wait times in an hospital’s emergency department and include the following:
- Who should be part of the project team in order to resolve the issues or concern? -. What skills should be included and who should lead the project?
- How you would identify success in the end?