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dc.creatorOrtiz Barrios, Miguel Angel
dc.creatorFelizzola Jiménez, Heriberto
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-13T20:06:22Z
dc.date.available2018-11-13T20:06:22Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-24
dc.identifier.issn0302-9743
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11323/903
dc.description.abstractIn hospital services, operations efficiency and healthcare quality are two critical factors since both define the financial sustainability of the hospitals as well as patient health, safety and satisfaction. For this reason, it is necessary to explore different strategies for the improvement of quality and efficiency indicators in the provision of healthcare services. Specifically, this paper focuses on the application of Six Sigma methodology as an important option to solve this problematic. This methodology begins with the identification of improving opportunities that are aligned with the organization goals. Then, a portfolio of potential improvement projects is created. Later, these projects are prioritized with basis on multicriteria decision making techniques, with the purpose of choosing the project with the highest impact on the organization quality and efficiency. Finally, the selected project is developed through DMAIC cycle. An application case related to the process of obstetric outpatient in a maternal-child hospital located in the city of Barranquilla (Colombia) is presented to prove the validity of the proposed approach. The results show that the average lead time in the obstetric outpatient service in which pregnant women are monitored, was reduced from about 7 days/appointment to approximately 4 days/appointment.es_CO
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherLecture Notes in Computer Scienceen_US
dc.rightsAtribución – No comercial – Compartir igualen_US
dc.subjectAverage lead timeen_US
dc.subjectSix sigmaen_US
dc.subjectObstetric outpatienten_US
dc.subjectHealthcare qualityen_US
dc.titleReduction of average lead time in outpatient service of obstetrics through six sigma methodologyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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