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By Roderick A. Munro

This ebook is for these in healthcare practices whose customers/payers will be encouraging or requiring them to take advantage of Lean Six Sigma within the place of work, or to easily increase the best way healthcare is being supplied. The ebook is meant to be a easy, easy-to-read, quickly and convenient connection with the method development subject matters which are so vital in healthcare. the 1st seven sections of the e-book conceal the fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma ( what's Lean Six Sigma? via a Lean Six Sigma street Map for the perform ) and the way it may be utilized and applied within the perform. the rest of the pocket consultant offers a quick description of many of the instruments and methodologies utilized in Lean Six Sigma. every one dialogue has purposefully been saved brief and straightforward to permit for simple figuring out. additionally incorporated are assistance of ways or while to take advantage of the instrument

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Teams T he first thing we need to look at with respect to teams is the difference between a team and a group. A group (as in a natural work group or department within the Practice) is a collection of individuals who may be working toward a common goal but who are not necessarily interdependent. A team is a group of people who have come together for a specific common purpose— often to be accomplished within a specific time frame—and has established a common definition of what the members will be doing.

Also, if your Practice is currently planning on achieving ISO 9001 registration, PatientCentered Medical Home status, the ­Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (or related state-level award), or any number of other quality ­improvement–based awards or recognitions, one of the baseline requirements is the ability to demonstrate that continual improvement is actually being achieved. Teams T he first thing we need to look at with respect to teams is the difference between a team and a group. A group (as in a natural work group or department within the Practice) is a collection of individuals who may be working toward a common goal but who are not necessarily interdependent.

A patient may have been coming to a Practice for a long period of time, and annual blood work has shown that their HDL and LDL have been within acceptable limits. Then, all of a sudden, the numbers are not acceptable and a script is written to help improve the numbers. However, the cause of the just-out-of-specification numbers may be due to any number of variables ranging from what the patient may have consumed, ­contamination of the sample process, reading of the blood work, or the instruments used to make the measurements.

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