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Improvement Story session at the 2013 Saskatchewan Health Care Quality Summit. For more information about the summit, visit www.qualitysummit.ca. Follow @QualitySummit on Twitter.
In response to a significantly increasing volume of oncology treatments directed to our centre, we undertook a Lean initiative aimed at streamlining our process and eliminating waste. Significant improvements included virtual elimination of patient wait time for treatments by admixing chemotherapy the afternoon prior to treatment and a mean order processing time decrease from 60 to 30 minutes per regimen by creating electronic standardized chemotherapy order sets.
Shannan Neubauer, Katherine Diduck, Kendra Soyka, Sunrise Health Region