Yusta Wilson Simwita holds her trial lecture and defends his PhD-thesis at Molde University College on Friday 16 June at 10.15 – 11.00 at room A-108.
The title of her thesis is “Improving healthcare processes: An empirical study based on orthopaedic care processes”
Globally healthcare providers are experiencing growing healthcare delivery challenges resulting from an aging population, a shortage of healthcare human workforce, as well as advancement in technology, which also increases healthcare demand due to new inventions in treatment techniques. These changes have increased complexities in healthcare delivery processes.
This thesis addresses these challenges by investigating how different operations management tools, such as lean, agile and simulation can be used to improve healthcare processes and enhance accommodation of the increasing changes in patient demands. Findings of this thesis indicates that healthcare providers should focus on implementing lean and agile in the appropriate activities as well as developing an agile workforce. Further, the thesis demonstrates how to use simulation to identify inefficiencies and bottlenecks in-patient care processes. With these changes, healthcare processes can be enhanced to accommodate the increasing changes in patient demands.
Yusta Wilson Simwita (36) comes from Tanzania. She holds a Bachelor's degree in commerce and management (majoring in accounting) at University of Dar es Salaam from 2007 and a Master of Science degree in Logistics, Specialization in Supply Chain Management at Molde University College from 2011.
Members of the committee
- Professor Rohit Verma, Cornell Univeristy, Ithaca, New York, USA
- Assistant professor Ana Martins, University of Coimbra, Portugal
- Associate professor Bjørn Jæger, Molde University College, Faculty of Logistics
Associate Professor Berit Helgheim, Molde University College, Faculty of Logistics
Associate Professor Ketil Danielsen, Molde University College, Faculty of Logistics
Trial lecture and defence is open to the public.