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Observing Lean Methodology in Health Care

Ehler, Erin (2013) Observing Lean Methodology in Health Care. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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The intent of this essay is to provide an introduction to Lean methodologies, and how they can be applied to help improve quality in the healthcare industry. With new payment systems in place and a larger focus on quality in health care it will become an increasing concern. The public health importance of this topic is represented by changes made to the reimbursement system as well as quality measures becoming more accessible to the population due to public reporting. This essay will specifically discuss Lean methodologies approach to reduce falls in a long term care facility, as well as increase resident involvement in activities.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Ehler, Erin
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairCastle, Nicholascastlen@pitt.eduCASTLENUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberRicci, Edmundemricci@pitt.eduEMRICCIUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberZionts, Nancyzionts@JHF.orgUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 9 December 2013
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: December 2013
Submission Date: 21 November 2013
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: No
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2014 14:41
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2022 10:55


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