Six Sigma and Lean Interventions not working?

Twelve months post Six Sigma and Lean thinking intervention and you’ve taken all pertinent measures:  Eliminated negative processes in the value stream, and redesigned processes flow to cut down on wasted time and bottlenecks; yet you still aren’t realizing full cost-saving projections. What is going on? Our projections were accurate, and our implementation strategy was

Happy Labor Day from Soriant Solutions!

Traditionally the last official “summer” weekend, Labor Day is a chance to celebrate with food, parades, ballgames, and shopping. Nearly 128 MILLION Americans will enjoy a family cookout. Hundreds of thousands will tailgate and support their favorite college football teams in packed stadiums. The roots of Labor Day date back to 1880’s New York City,

Understanding the Value of Cost Containment and Purchased Services for Hospitals

Hospital CFOs face a number of unique challenges in the ever-shifting environment of today’s healthcare. Rising pension contributions, skyrocketing pharmaceutical prices, and the constant need to invest in technology has driven expense growth. In fact, a report by Standard & Poor’s says that the expenses have outpaced revenue growth for healthcare systems in the United

Is Your Hospital’s Printing Activity Draining Your Revenue?

When electronic health records were first implemented, most people believed that their existence would reduce the amount of printed documents hospitals and doctor's offices produce. Unfortunately, even with this new technology, hospitals continue to spend entirely too much money on resources for printing. Current Hospital Printing Statistics According to a recent study published by CynergisTek,

Enhancing Employee Engagement

Wikipedia defines Employee engagement as “a property of the relationship between an organization and its employees. An "engaged employee" is one who is fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about their work and so takes positive action to further the organization's reputation and interests.” Employee Engagement is the model most widely used in today’s industry, charging