A Study of the Operating Room Scheduling System at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
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Convinced that operating rooms were being scheduled in somewhat less than an efficient manner, the Chief of Anesthesiology and Operative Service, and Chief of the Department of Surgery at Tripler requested that the scheduling system be studied. Surgeons had been having to wait beyond their scheduled operating times or having cases canceled because of inaccurate time estimates - a frustrating situation. The study conducted concluded that the optimum solution to the problem was to computerize the scheduling system. Triplers Automation Advisory Group awarded this project the number one priority for development and implementation. Keywords Health care, Computerizing operating room schedules, Medical services.
- Administration and Management
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Computer Programming and Software