Workplace failures common in hospitals

Workplace failures in the hospital are commonplace events, happening more than once an hour to some caregivers, such as nurses, according to a new study by Harvard Business School. As a result, hospital caregivers waste at least 10 percent of their time, an impact to both healthcare delivery and efficiency. The study blamed issues, such as a lack of lean principles and integration in internal supply chains, for many of the failures. Study authors suggested hospitals directly link supply departments to patients' needs. Article

 

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