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  • Training Competencies

    The ACGME requires medical training programs in each specialty to measure a resident’s learning across six core competencies: 1. medical knowledge, 2. patient care, 3. professionalism, 4. interpersonal skills, 5. practice-based learning, 6. systems...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Throughput

    The volume of output generated by a resource in a specific period of time. Often measured as the rate at which a system generates money. In a clinical setting, it is the number of patients seen, treated and billed. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Total Productivity Measure (TPM)

    A measure to include all inputs (e.g., hours of labor, units of capita, quantities of raw materials compared with consequent output) and all outputs in a system. http://www.accel-team.com/productivity/addedValue_01.html
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Vision/Mission Statement

    Identifies where the organization intends to be in the future or where it should be to best meet the needs of stakeholders. Incorporates a shared understanding of the nature and purpose of the organization and uses this understanding to move the organization...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

    The standards established for performance in the various functional areas of the business. Individual managers and staff will be expected to achieve these standards in their designated job, e.g.: a sales manager would be expected to achieve a sales target...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Productivity

    A ratio of a measure of output to a measure of some or all of the resources used to produce this output. 2) A ratio to measure how well an organization (or individual, industry, country) converts input resources (labor, materials, machines etc.) into...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Cross Training

    To train someone in another activity that is related to his or her current work. The name comes from the fact that you are training them across a broader spectrum of the organization's work. http://management.about.com/cs/peoplemanagement/g/crosstraining...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Ergonomics

    The study of workplace equipment design or how to arrange and design devices, machines, or workspace so that people and things interact safely and most efficiently. Also called human factors analysis or human factors engineering. http://www.google.com...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
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