Jonena Relth, TBD Consulting
I'm encouraged to see healthcare leaders looking beyond the ways they have always done things in the past to implementing innovative solutions such as Lean to curb the industry's skyrocketing costs, poor quality, nursing shortages and employee dissatisfaction— all symptoms of deeper problems inherent in the system itself.
These forward-looking healthcare providers have realized the financial and moral imperatives for improving quality and safety and eliminating waste as strategies for responding to their pressing challenges.
Lean Healthcare (adapted from the Toyota Production System) is not just for manufacturing or another short-term fix: it’s a way to transform an entire organization into a safe and high-quality, high-performing healthcare delivery system. If implemented property, it can be the "how to" for managing change and creating continuous improvement.
Lean Healthcare is used to eliminate obstacles that prevent organizations from providing best-in-class healthcare by eliminating issues as vast as out-of-date technology systems, worker frustration and errors and oversights that can increase patient safety risks. Some "fixes" are complex, but lean methodology strives to find well-thought-out improvements that can be implemented quickly and
without costing a fortune, if at all possible -- thus the name Lean.
As a leader, it makes sense to at least research whether your organization would embrace the methodology and sustained results derived from lean implementation.
Take a peek and give me a call if you'd like to see how lean strategies can help your organization improve your care delivery while lowering your costs.
TBD Consulting has a proven track record for ensuring staff and physician adoption of EMR/EHR system implementations as well as overall process improvements. Whether you need assistance to create a Training Department or Lean Academy, or help your existing training organization meet the communication needs of the ongoing changes, or simply need "extra hands" to meet your deadlines or ROI goals, please contact Jonena. She and her qualified staff are here to assist you with your organizational development, coaching and training initiatives.
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