Annotations for Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals : Simple Steps to Fast, Affordable, Flawless Healthcare


Baker & Taylor
"Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals explains how to use tested LSS methods and tools to achieve the goals of better, faster, and cheaper healthcare. These strategies follow the patient from the front door of the hospital or emergency room all the way through discharge, examining key aspects of patient flow and quality and also follow the trail of billing and collections to discover major leaks in cash flow. The book emphasizes both the clinical and operational sides, so the 'three demons of healthcare': delay,defects, and deviation, can be reduced"--Provided by publisher.

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Blackwell Publishing
Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals: Simple Steps to Fast, Affordable, Flawless Healthcare explains how to use tested Lean Six Sigma methods and tools to rapidly improve hospital operations and quality of care and reduce costs. These proven strategies follow the patient from the front door of the hospital or emergency room all the way through discharge, examining key aspects of patient flow and quality. The trail of billing and collections is also followed to discover and eliminate cash flow leaks. This practical guide emphasizes both the clinical and operational sides to reduce the "three demons of quality" delay, defects, and deviation. Real-world case studies from major hospitals illustrate successful implementations of Lean Six Sigma.

Coverage Includes:

Achieving a faster, better hospital in five daysùemergency department, door-to-balloon time, operating room, medical soft imaging, lab, nursing unit, clinical staff, pharmacy, order accuracy, diagnoses, ICU

Lean for accelerated patient flow

Reducing medical errors with Six Sigma

Creating a more profitable hospital in five days by reducing denied, rejected, and appealed claims

Six Sigma for hospitals

Excel power tools for Lean Six Sigma

Identifying improvement projects through data

mining and analysis

Sustaining improvement using control charts

Laser-focused process innovation

Statistical tools for Lean Six Sigma

Implementing Lean Six Sigma

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McGraw Hill

DELIVER FASTER, BETTER, AND CHEAPER HEALTHCARE IN AS FEW AS FIVE DAYS

4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW!
"The main purpose is to present simple steps to help hospitals start getting faster, better, and cheaper in five days or less while achieving the goal of fast, affordable, and flawless healthcare. Healthcare has many opportunities for improvement and the use of Lean Six Sigma concepts can make a dramatic impact. This book provides the basic information to do that."--Doody's Review Service

Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals: Simple Steps to Fast, Affordable, Flawless Healthcare explains how to use tested Lean Six Sigma methods and tools to rapidly improve hospital operations and quality of care and reduce costs. These proven strategies follow the patient from the front door of the hospital or emergency room all the way through discharge, examining key aspects of patient flow and quality. The trail of billing and collections is also followed to discover and eliminate cash flow leaks. This practical guide emphasizes both the clinical and operational sides to reduce the "three demons of quality"--delay, defects, and deviation. Real-world case studies from major hospitals illustrate successful implementations of Lean Six Sigma.

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