Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

April 2013    |    Volume: 45    |    Number: 4

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Health Systems by William "Ike" Eisenhauer

Industrial Engineer’s monthly column about health systems (April 2013) 

Engineering tomorrow's healthcare

While we charge forward in the modern “Taylorization” of healthcare in a march of quality and process improvement, I wonder if, in the resounding echoes of W. Edwards Deming, Taiichi Ohno and Joseph Juran, we are missing the heed of another three greats: Fred E. Emery, Eric Lansdown Trist and Russell L. Ackoff.


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