This is unacceptable in a country that prides itself on the best medical institutions and access to the highest-end technology.
Using an organization-wide approach, Spectrum Care applied the new framework to all service areas and activities. Within two years after landing his first job, he received two promotions and tripled his salary. Process improvements have reduced workers' compensation costs, increased productivity, and improved patient safety.
March The organization-wide lean curriculum at Barnes-Jewish Hospital combines an education program for all employees with focused improvements in value streams.
November Since adopting the Baldrige criteria as a framework for process improvement inGenesis Health System has earned two statewide bronze-level performance excellence awards and one silver award. June The plan-do-study-act PDSA cycle, data-based decision making, and lean methodologies are part of the quality culture at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.
They shifted to a more open communication model and a pillar system that focuses on six areas of performance improvement.
The hospital is now a destination of choice for healthcare in north central Iowa, with some of the highest patient satisfaction scores in the nation.
Process improvements resulted in increased patient safety and decreased error rates. June When the Mercy Medical Center emergency department used lean techniques to improve process flow, patient satisfaction scores rose from the 30th to the 95th percentile. Value stream mapping helped identify and eliminate non-value-added steps.
A Six Sigma implementation at Red Cross Hospital in Beverwijk, the Netherlands, shows that even small projects can make a big difference. Six Sigma Forum Magazine, February Quality Progress magazine, August After the collapse of the World Trade Center, teamwork helped emergency department staff at NYU Downtown Hospital meet a demand far greater than this small hospital normally handles.
News for a Change, April a case management decision support system enabling case managers to track, manage, and access health information for individual patients and populations with one or . Making the Case for Evidence-Based Design in Healthcare: A Descriptive Case Study of Organizational Decision Making.
The plan-do-study-act (PDSA) cycle, data-based decision making, and lean methodologies are part of the quality culture at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.
In , the hospital received a Silver Award in the Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence program. A case study was developed to illustrate the mathematical steps required to apply ROA.
The results of this model show that a net present value analysis, which is most often used in practice, would have led to a sub-optimal decision, as it does not take into account the value of.
The Use of Computer Simulation as a Strategic Decision-Making Tool: A Case Study of an Emergency Department Application.
CHE, is Senior Planner, Joint Planning Office, Kingston General Hospital-Providence Continuing Care, Kingston, Ontario, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Decision support and executive information systems. A study of hospital managers’ need for information when deciding whether to invest in new treatments.
Interviews were conducted with 53 hospital managers from 9 European countries. The types of information considered by the hospital managers to be most relevant for decision-making were clinical, economic, safety and organizational .