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Re: Paperless hospital?



Sounds like TQM
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Pojasek" <rpojasek@sprynet.com>
To: <p2tech@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 12:23 PM
Subject: Fwd: Paperless hospital?


> Jan,
>
> The EPA Pollution Prevention Guide ("An Organizational Guide to Pollution
> Prevention) suggests that you prepare a list of "processes" at the
hospital
> that use and lose paper (being attentive to the supporting processes
> associated with the main mission critical processes.  You could select the
> 20% of these processes that create 80% of the paper use.  You can then
seek
> to change the process in such a way that it uses less paper or no
> paper.   Unless you are designing a new facility, it is real hard to wave
> the magic technology wand and make all the paper go away.  While this
> approach sounds (dare I say) incremental, you can experience
> "breakthroughs" by leveraging the lessons learned on one process with
> similar processes on your list.  Since workers will be in charge of making
> these process changes, the buy-in should be better than a
> management-dictated ("top-down) solution.
>
> Bob Pojasek
>
> >Reply-To: "Janet R Hygnstrom" <jhygnstr@unlnotes.unl.edu>
> >List-Name: p2tech
> >X-Loop: p2tech
> >
> >Does anyone know of any paperless hospitals? We are working with a
hospital
> >that is frustrated with the volume of paper shredding for
confidentiality.
> >Ideas? Feasability? Words of wisdom from those who have tried and
> >succeeded? Or not? Thanks! Jan
> >
> >Jan Hygnstrom, Extension Project Manager
> >247 LW Chase Hall
> >University of Nebraska-Lincoln
> >Lincoln, NE 68583-0726
>
>
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