Lean Six Sigma, originally developed by Toyota to build highly reliable and consistent cars (Lean) with powerful statistical tools to understand and improve business processes (Six Sigma), is far from just another fad improvement methodology. The dedicated team of Dietitians, Nurses, Physicians, and Nutrition Assistants at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore, MDused a Lean
Maybe you’ve heard of Lean. It’s the name we give the philosophies, tools, and systems originally developed by Toyota to build highly reliable and consistent cars. Lean isn’t just for cars, though. It’s been adopted by thousands of companies worldwide and is a proven catalyst for improving quality, reducing costs, and boosting employee morale. It’s
While the debate on Capitol Hill has shifted to other matters in recent months, health care remains an important topic among average Americans from all walks of life. Controlling rising healthcare costs and improving quality for patients are concepts every American can agree on, even if we disagree on how to accomplish those goals. Despite
In this quick 9 minute webinar we discuss how many hospitals are leaving real $$ on the table. Explore a smart webinar that outlines key areas that may impact your hospital program directly. By James Swisher For additional assistance please call 770-777-6633 Take two minutes to find
Healthcare leaders have been hearing a lot about the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award over the last fifteen years, and for good reason. Baldrige has become an increasingly common framework used by top performing hospitals, and has become one of the dominant industries represented in the national annual quality award competition administered by the U.S.
It’s often said that “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.” That seems to be more true today in our complex and inter-connected world than ever before. But, many leaders are drowning in data, wondering not just how to measure what they manage, but how to manage their measures! The phenomenon is sometimes called “DRIP”