Eliminate repetition. That’s what a team dedicated to designing a blueprint for admission used as their priority during their Rapid Process Improvement Workshop (RPIW) in March.
On average, there are 34 admissions at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon every day, and eight of those to the Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU). However, many of the forms used to admit a patient ask for the same information over and over again, which can make it a long and tedious process.
The team working on Design RPIW No. 126, which used the CTU to design the new admissions blueprint, counted 53 pages of admitting documents. Within those pages, 79 topics were covered, the team noted, but there were also 126 duplications of information. Read the rest of this entry »