Innovative Methods To Improve Hospital Efficiency- Study Of Pneumatic Transport Systems (Pts) In Healthcare

Mavaji, Arun Seetharam and Kantipudi, Sudhakar and Somu, G and Jibu, * (2013) Innovative Methods To Improve Hospital Efficiency- Study Of Pneumatic Transport Systems (Pts) In Healthcare. IOSR Journal of Business and Management, 9 (6). pp. 10-15. ISSN 2278-487X

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Abstract

Increasing financial burden, onus on quality patient care and ever increasing competition has forced hospital administrators across world to focus on innovation in the Management of Hospitals. Logistics management is one such area. Internal logistics of materials like Laboratory samples, reports, blood products, drugs from pharmacy is of primary importance and has direct bearing on the provision of good quality care to patient and improving patient satisfaction. The present study was done to find the efficiency of one such method of logistics management, i.e. pneumatic transport system. Methods: The study was conducted in a large tertiary care hospital for a period of 3 months. It includes study of available literature on pneumatic transport system .Data was collected by direct observation and comparing with existing conventional human based transportation. Results: The study showed saving of a manpower and time of 94.6 Minutes for the total completion of process of sample transportation and Results being put online. Conclusion: Pneumatic transport system is a valuable alternative to human based transportation. There is reduction in manpower usage, faster and safe transport of samples. However study noted there is cost escalation if installed in an existing structure and the system is more suitable for vertical structures

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Innovation; Efficiency; Pneumatic Transport Systems; Healthcare
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Hospital Administration
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2013 06:26
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2013 06:26
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136498

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