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dc.contributor.supervisorElMekkawy, Tarek Y.(Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering)en_US
dc.contributor.authorNorouzi Esfahani, Nasim
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-24T19:59:19Z
dc.date.available2011-08-24T19:59:19Z
dc.date.issued2011-08-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/4771
dc.description.abstractThis research has been defined in response to the Winnipeg children's hospital (WCH) challenges such as long waiting times, delays and cancellations in surgical flow. Preliminary studies on the surgical flow revealed that definition and implementation of successful process improvement projects (PIPs) along with application of an efficient master surgical schedule (MSS) are efficient solutions to the critical problems in WCH. In the first phase of this work, a process improvement program including three major PIPs, is defined and implemented in WCH in order to improve the efficiency of the processes providing surgical service for patients. In the second phase, two new multi-objective mathematical models are presented to develop efficient MSSs for operating room department (OR) in WCH.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectMulti-objective Optimizationen_US
dc.subjectOperating Rooms Master Surgical Schedulingen_US
dc.subjectLean Thinking Approachen_US
dc.subjectHealthcareen_US
dc.titleApplication of Lean Methods and Multi-Objective Optimization to Improve Surgical Patients Flow at Winnipeg Children’s Hospitalen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineMechanical and Manufacturing Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeRichards, Norman (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) Filizadeh, Shahin (Electrical and Computer Engineering)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2011en_US


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