Preetinder S Gill - Publications

Publications list

Application of Value Stream Mapping to Eliminate Waste in an Emergency Room

Click here to get the paper Abstract: Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a lean/quality management tool which assists in establishing the current state of a process while aiding to uncover opportunities for improvement vis-a-vis the seven sources of waste. This research effort involves a review of existing literature pertaining to application of the VSM tool in hospital emergency rooms/departments. The paper will present the potential benefits emanating from application of VSM along with assessing its effectiveness in scenarios where it has been implemented already. Furthermore, challenges faced in implementation of the VSM tools are collated. Various solutions to address these challenges have been presented in the light of tribulations faced by today's healthcare industry.
Keywords: Value Stream Mapping, Health care, Emergency room

Technological Innovation and Public Health: A Descriptive Exploratory Investigation of Relationship between Technological Innovation Indicators and Public Health Indicators in the United States from 2003 to 2007

Click here to get the paper Abstract: Technological innovation and public health are vital for prosperity. This study quantitatively explored and described the relationship between these constructs. Indicators representing technological innovation and public health were identified. Data associated with the indicators were collected from various U.S. federal governmental sources for the four U.S. Census regions. The four U.S. Census regions were then compared in terms of the indicators. Power law regression equations were developed for each combination of technological innovation and public health indicators. Additionally, the relationship between technological innovation and public health was described using the structural equation modeling - SEM - technique. It was found that the four regions ranked differently in terms of both technological innovation indicators and public health indicators. The results of the study showed that better technological innovation indictor scores were associated with better public health indicator scores. Results of the SEM provided preliminary evidence that technological innovation shares causal relation with public health.
Keywords: Technological Innovation, Public Health, State, Rank, SEM, Causal Model, Indicators

Innovation and Standardized Qualifications: Quantitative analysis to establish relationship between indicators of creativity and formality

Click here to get the paper Abstract: Innovation provides a perfect avenue for staying competitive in today's global marketplace. High qualification on the other hand ensures consistent high quality products and services. While creativity vis-a-vis free thinking instigates innovation, formality of processes with regards to constrained activities ensures standardized qualification. These two phenomena seem counter productive however, they are critical for an organization's success. This paper tries to address this paradox by determining what relationship, if any, exists between these phenomena. Data pertaining to innovation and qualification indicators from all states of the U.S. were collected. Power law regression equations between the variables-indicator data-representing the two phenomena are created. The superlinear and sublinear relationships, thus generated, are in turn interpreted to arrive at potentially meaningful policy decisions. States are also clustered based on statistical proximity of the indicators and the results are reviewed in light of the regression relationships to uncover opportunities of further enhancing innovation.
Keywords: Innovation, Standardized Qualifications

Engineering Change Management Software Tool

Click here to get the paper Abstract: A range of supply chain management software packages designed for mid-sized enterprises were identified. These software packages were compared and evaluated for their strengths and weaknesses. The analysis served as the basis for identification of key success factors for a novel software tool for engineering change processing at mid-sized enterprises. A business process requirement document was created for the proposed software tool. The presentation will describe this tool in adequate detail such that product software development could commence. This presentation will also reveal requirements, scope, associated risks analysis, development timeline, use-cases, and vested stakeholders.
Keywords: Engineering Change Management Software

Work Cited in

Distraction: an assessment of smartphone usage in health care work settings

1) Critical Messaging in Hospitals: Cell Phones? Smart Phones? Wi-Fi?...or Response Paging? a paper by Veronica Campeau Critical Response System, Inc.
2) An analysis of the development and implementation of a smartphone application for the delivery of antimicrobial prescribing policy: lessons learnt a paper by E. Charani, Y. Kyratsis, W. Lawson, H. Wickens, E. T. Brannigan, L. S. P. Moore and A. H. Holmes
3) Employee Abuse of Cell Phones an article by Suzanne Robin.
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4) Smart Device Use Among Resident Physicians at Stanford Hospital by Olufisayo Ositelu, J.S. Landy, Bassam Kadry and Alex Macario
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5) A multimedia module on misdirected attention while administering medications by Rachel M. McPhail (2013) Utah State University
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Application of Value Stream Mapping to Eliminate Waste in an Emergency Room

1) VSM: Mapeo del Flujo de Valor. EVSM: Extendido para Cadena de Suministro a book by Rafael Carlos Cabrera Calva
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Engineering Changes Management Software Tool

1) Engineering Change Management Software: Senior Project by Janel Gumbs, Abdoul Razakou Hamissou, Elisa Miller, Arth Suthar