Title

Redesigning the Medical Office for Improved Efficiency: An Object-Oriented Event-Driven Messaging System

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2000

Keywords

communication, object-oriented, medical office, office culture, systems analysis and design, event-driven

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1005433112306

Abstract

Medical practitioners are under ever increasing pressure to maximize patient care, while minimizing costs. One productivity area that has not previously undergone thorough investigation is the efficient utilization of time for intra-office communication. Medical office personnel typically need to communicate patient information and resource requests, as well as personal messages. An intra-office communication system is designed that reduces time-waste typically incurred in medical office environments. Redesigning medical offices with intra-office communication systems provides time savings of several man hours per day. The subsequent increase in time efficiency enables higher quality of patient care and larger patient loads to be managed by existing medical staff.

Comments

This article was written before Steven Walczak was affiliated with the University of South Florida.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

false

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Medical Systems, v. 24, issue 1, p. 29-37