Lean Care Paths

By |2018-08-22T16:02:03+00:00August 15th, 2018|Healthcare, Lean, Lean Six Sigma|

Challenges in the healthcare industry are immense.  Hospitals and other healthcare providers are faced with growing demand, shortages of staff, and immense pressure to reduce costs while improving patient satisfaction and outcomes.  Many healthcare providers have turned to the concepts of Lean thinking to facilitate improved performance.  While numerous good results have been attained [...]

The Simple Checklist – A Highly Effective Intervention for Quality and Safety

By |2017-08-20T13:14:35+00:00June 12th, 2017|Healthcare, Improvement Tools, Operational Excellence|

In a study published by Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2016, researchers discovered that nearly 9.5% of all deaths in the United States are directly caused by medical errors. Compared to other leading causes of deaths, this number ranks third, shadowed only by heart disease and cancer. This statistic is alarming, especially when considering that [...]