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PROVIDING OUR COMMUNITY–IDEAS, INSIGHTS ABOUT LEAN.

Therapeutic IV Drug Decision Support For: Children’s Oncology Clinic

  • 2017 September 23
  • Case Study

Situational Challenge
Increased referrals for outpatient infusion therapeutic drugs were creating unpredictable cost spikes and payer reimbursement process difficulties. 

Managing Complexity at a Major Insurance Broker

  • 2017 September 23
  • Case Study

This affinity insurance broker manages policies for 100+ global brands, with millions of new insurance contracts annually covering policyholders in 10+ countries. Its banking, telecommunications, manufacturing, and retail clients offer their customers insurance policies and service contracts for credit cards, mortgages, cell phones, concert tickets, and consumer products. 1,000+ employees work at several international locations.

Claims Reimbursement Improvement Using Waste Reduction and Standard Work For: 400-Bed Hospital

  • 2017 September 23
  • Case Study

Situational
Challenge Excessive delays in receivables due to a cumbersome claims process.
Apparent conflict between costs and care were creating cash flow problems and patient hassles. 

Operating Room Capacity Increase Using Quick Changeover For: 550-Bed Metropolitan Hospital

  • 2017 September 23
  • Case Study

Situational Challenge
Surgical capacity is limited by number of O.R.s, regulatory issues and staffing.
Administrator’s desire to increase revenue by increasing utilization of existing space is preferred alternative to building costs and regulatory lead time.

Improving the Supply Storage and Replenishment System For: Hospital Nursing Unit

  • 2017 September 23
  • Case Study

Situational
The rising cost of supplies highlighted the need for assessing the supply management system on the nursing unit, where large volumes of supplies are used and stored. The current system made it difficult for nurses to quickly locate needed patient supplies.

Nosocomial Pressure Ulcer (NPU Reduction Using Root Cause and Measurement Analysis. For: 500-Bed Metropolitan Hospital

  • 2017 September 23
  • Case Study

Situational Challenge
NPUs (bedsores) showed an increase over the prior year.
NPUs create patient pain and discomfort, and extend length of stays while increasing costs between $4,000 and $40,000.
NPUs also add to the risk of lawsuits against caregivers.

“Flowing” Case Carts to the Operating Room For: 1100 Bed Metropolitan Hospital with 50+ Operating Rooms

  • 2017 September 23
  • Case Study

Situational
Case carts were arriving late at the ORs, delaying case starts by as much as 2.5 hours. Some were also arriving with missing or incorrect supplies and instruments. The goal: reliably deliver accurately assembled carts by first case start time.

Lab Capacity and Clinic Flow Improvement For: Hematology and Oncology Clinic

  • 2017 September 23
  • Case Study

Situational Challenge
Wait times for lab results ranged from 12 minutes to 75 minutes. Delays caused excessive patient stays which in turn created logjams in care rooms and infusion.

Emergency Department (ED)Diverts Reduced Using Data Mining and Standard Work For: 500-Bed Metropolitan Hospital

  • 2017 September 23
  • Case Study

Situational Challenge
High emergency divert rate for a was causing lost revenue and lower fixed cost absorption and a potential for reduced patient survivability due to longer time from incident to treatment.

One week at the Ohio State University campus…

  • 2017 September 23
  • Articles

Lean Manager Certificate Program dedicated to the Service industry and Support Services This week at the Ohio State University campus was the last week of our Lean Manager Certificate Program dedicated to the Service industry and Support Services …

LMAC SERVICES - 3rd week

10 Steps to Foster Innovation and Drive Growth

  • 2015 December 05
  • Articles

Innovate or die is a favored phrase among forward thinkers, and though perhaps hackneyed, the notion is exactly in line with the needs of retail today.

#5 Lean laboratory

  • 2014 October 12
  • White papers / Lean series

WHITE PAPER / LEAN SERIES BY PRODUCTIVITY.INC
Lean principles can work in any laboratory environment, including pharmaceutical, medical, and chemical manufacturing laboratories. This article shows how, through some exemplary applications in pharmaceutical QC labs.

#4 Kaikaku

  • 2017 September 23
  • White papers / Lean series

WHITE PAPER / LEAN SERIES BY PRODUCTIVITY.INC

Kaikaku: moving beyond kaizen. One organization’s story of radical process change using 3P.

#3 Lean & Innovation

  • 2017 September 23
  • White papers / Lean series

WHITE PAPER / LEAN SERIES BY PRODUCTIVITY.INC

Can lean practices support strategic innovation? To consistently drive top-line growth, leaders must commit to a disciplined and creative focus on meeting today’s market challenges while strengthening capabilities for future competitive mastery.

#2 Developing Lean Talent

  • 2017 September 23
  • White papers / Lean series

WHITE PAPER / LEAN SERIES BY PRODUCTIVITY.INC
How to build strategic skill-sets for the long term. A recent study by executive search firm The Avery Point Group revealed that demand for continuous improvement (CI) talent is strong post-recession; it has more than doubled since 2010 and is up over last year.

#1 Lean Leadership

  • 2017 September 23
  • White papers / Lean series

WHITE PAPER / LEAN SERIES BY PRODUCTIVITY.INC

Pragmatic steps for leading lean. In recent conversations with manufacturing and service industry leaders, lean managers discussed problems they face as they work to advance operational excellence in their organizations.

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