Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

September 2013    |    Volume: 45    |    Number: 9

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Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

Industrial Engineer’s monthly column about health systems (September 2013) 

A different way to operate

Healthcare is healthcare, right? I found that is not true after my first project in the Middle East, which was to figure out how to operate a new hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The hospital was built to U.S. standards with the intent of complying with American architectural guidelines and regulations. I wasn’t overly concerned about the task – until I got there.

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