Process Improvement

Healthcare processes and facilities are interrelated, and eliminating waste and inefficiency from your processes brings significant construction and operational cost savings. FreemanWhite’s design approach incorporates interactive and dynamic workshops to identify and categorize process and throughput shortcomings. These deficiencies may include:

  • Excessive walking
  • Staffing issues, too many or too few resources at various times
  • Support service locations and turnaround time
  • Patient safety issues
  • Poor healing environments
  • Lack of the appropriate materials on hand
  • Lack of visual control and workplace organization
  • Lack of the appropriate medical and IT equipment

Our team utilizes Lean process methodologies and number of innovative benchmarking and data analysis tools to develop potential solutions from data gathered during client workshops. We frequently use computer simulation to validate proposed process modifications, physical design layout, and appropriate staffing levels and to optimize department adjacencies.