TOCICO International Conference 2015
September 6-9, 2015 | Cape Town, South Africa
Self | Industry | Country | Economy | Healthcare | Education
Join us to learn and share how to apply the Theory of Constraints to Transform your self, an organization and even a country from Fragile to Robust to Anti-fragile
|Join us, at the Westin Cape Town, for the13th Annual TOCICO International conference being held from Sept. 6-9, 2015! At this exciting 4-day event choose from over 65 sessions presented by some of the World’s leading experts on how to use the Theory of Constraints and other continuous improvement methods as a basis for building Anti-fragile Organizations in Healthcare.|
|What will you gain by attending the TOCICO International Conference? Here are some of the topics that will be presented and discussed about Transforming Healthcare!|
|Transformation of the Flow of Patient Centered Care in the Emergency Room|
Healthcare systems appear complex. Each patient is different and requires the efforts of many different resources. The traditional response to this apparent complexity is to divide the system into parts and manage and measure each part separately in an attempt to improve the whole. This approach is only successful when the number of variables is relatively predictable and small, which is not the case in health systems.
The TOC solution is based on the belief that inherent simplicity exists in any goal-oriented flow system: only a few places have the power to affect the rate of output/performance – the system’s constraint(s). The methodology allows focus on these constraints by tackling the waiting times in the emergency department with the patient at the center of decision making. By establishing a buffered flow time target for the system, with traffic light color system, we create the visual awareness of delays and blockages to flow in order to prioritize management interventions.
Presented by: MARIA CRISTINA SIERRAALTA ARANGUREN - Goldratt Solutions LTD
|Teaching TOC in Context|
Roy's presentation begins by asking the question why TOC is given such little attention compared to other breakthrough developments in operations management. A comparison of the space provided in operations management text books shows stark comparison, with TOC typically being covered in 2-3 pages and other developments being embraced within full chapters (strategy, quality management / six sigma, lean management and supply chain management).
One of the most popular Operations Management (OM) text books in Europe devotes just 2 pages to TOC (Slack et al., 2012) and in others the coverage is also often very outdated (Hill and Hill, 2012).
Presented by: ROY STRATTON, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
|An Examination of Different Perspectives to the Same Problem: The Academic, Practitioner, and TOC Perspectives of Appointment Scheduling in a Family Practice Medical Facility|
A clash of two worlds exists: academia versus practitioners. Academics are primarily measured and rewarded by their research contributions to their fields as recognized by publishing in the top tier academic journals (In management, the Academy of Management Journal and Review, Management Science, Operations Research, etc.). High powered statistical analyses and mathematical programming techniques are the recommended research methodologies to be published in these journals; the rigor of the research is what is of utmost importance.
On the other hand, practitioners are interested in how to solve their specific problem; the relevance of the research. Practitioners are uninterested in how you derive the solution, only whether it will help them in the day-to-day firefighting.
Presented by: JAMES F. COX III, Professor emeritus Terry College of BusinessUniversity of Georgia