A proposed conceptual system dynamics model for managing transition-phases in healthcare environments

Javier Calvo-Amodio, Patrick Patterson, Milton L. Smith

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Abstract

Engineering management practice and research has gained popularity since the dawn of the new millennium. In recent years, the healthcare industry has placed attention into engineering management tools and techniques to address many challenges such as electronic health records implementations. These challenges require processes to be modified, whether on a small or large scale, or in a superficial or deep way. Yet, little attention has been paid to the management of these transition phases using a scientific management approach. The purpose of the work presented in this paper is to introduce a conceptual transition phase management model. The model is based on system dynamics principles, and borrows concepts from change management and learning curve theories. Engineering managers can benefit from the model in two ways: 1) the model can be employed to conduct qualitative behavior over time analyses and 2) the model possesses the potential to be developed as a simulation model. By improving the transition-phase management process, healthcare managers can improve the effectiveness of new processes and reduce costs and time spent in their implementation. Copyright, American Society for Engineering Management, 2012.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2012, ASEM 2012 - Agile Management
Subtitle of host publicationEmbracing Change and Uncertainty in Engineering Management
Pages278-283
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2012
Event33rd Annual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2012, ASEM 2012 - Agile Management: Embracing Change and Uncertainty in Engineering Management - Virginia Beach, VA, United States
Duration: Oct 17 2012Oct 20 2012

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2012, ASEM 2012 - Agile Management: Embracing Change and Uncertainty in Engineering Management

Conference

Conference33rd Annual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2012, ASEM 2012 - Agile Management: Embracing Change and Uncertainty in Engineering Management
CountryUnited States
CityVirginia Beach, VA
Period10/17/1210/20/12

Keywords

  • Change Management
  • Complementaris:m
  • Healthcare Management
  • System Dynamics
  • Total Systems Intervention

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