For increasing the efficiency of hospital services, several concepts from manufacturing industries have been successfully applied. Value Engineering is applied to reduce the cost of the product or service without affecting the quality. Ever since L D miles started using this concept, Value Engineering has been used as an important tool for improving productivity across industries. This paper discusses the application of Value Engineering in Angioplasty conducted in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Hyderabad. Increased incidences of Coronary Artery Diseases have made Angioplasty a revenue generating procedure in tertiary care centers. Angioplasties are performed at Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories (Cath Lab). Though around 52 different types of procedures can be conducted in a Cath Lab, Angiogram and Angioplasty form the largest chunk of procedures.
Key words- Value Engineering, Angioplasty, Cath Lab, Basic Function,
Friday, April 22, 2016