Accession Number : AD0768110

Title :   A Systems Study of the Central Appointment System at Walter Reed General Hospital,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Vanderzee,Peter John

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 163

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to suggest improvements for Walter Reed's central appointment system. The problem was not only methods improvement, but also one of improving the scheduling of patients to clinics and doctors in the department of hospital clinics. The literature is reviewed and a determination of the pertinent clinic operational characteristics is made. The department of hospital clinics and the central appointment system are both analyzed. Results of the collected data are presented and specific recommendations are made from the findings. Finally, the concept of a computer assisted central appointment system is developed with both set-up and operational procedures detailed.

Descriptors :   (*HOSPITALS, SCHEDULING), SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, MEDICAL PERSONNEL, DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTERS

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE