Assignment 11112019 Accounting.docx - ACC 628/CPH 655 page 1 Return on Investment for Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Projects Case The Anesthesia

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ACC 628/CPH 655 page - 1 Return on Investment for Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Projects Case The Anesthesia Assessment Center was started three years ago with an annual patient flow of 5,000 per year but quickly grew to over 21,000 per year. Processes and employees were put into place to meet growth, but this was done with little consideration of sustainability. Two anesthesiologists and a dozen other FTE’s were initially hired, but grew to four anesthesiologists with a fifth planned and 29 personnel total. Currently the Center is having trouble meeting demand. Patients have experienced long wait times and it is common for surgeries to have to be cancelled and rescheduled. Realizing the center need to rethink is work process to meet the increasing volume and reduce delays, the Center has ask the hospitals process improvement department to conduct a Kaizen Burst with the Center staff to develop an initial plan to improve the evaluation process. The Kaizen burst which consists of a series of meetings to consider the problem and propose a solution. In this initial planning phase the team identified
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