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Fighting COVID-19 With Lean Healthcare

The Covid-19 pandemic is pushing healthcare systems around the world to the limit and, despite the heroic effort of healthcare professionals, hard work is often not enough. The images coming from the most heavily affected areas tell us of Emergency Departments filled to the brim, hospitals struggling to treat everyone due to the very high […]

How Process Improvement Teams Can Help During the COVID-19 Crisis

Mercy St. Louis shares how their PI Team is helping in this time of crisis. A Vice President of Process Improvement and a Lean Specialist are managing the day-to-day process development, questions fielding, and workflow development for: • Workflow and criteria for COVID-19 testing for physicians and providers • Database and process for notifying physicians […]

COVID-19 Mission Control Software (Free)

MDmetrix is offering COVID-19 Mission Control to hospitals subscription-free nationwide. This works with your internal EMR, so some IT support would be necessary to get it in place.  Dan Low, Chief Medical Officer and anesthesiologist as Seattle Children’s shared with us  “We need help giving this away faster – before the storm hits full force.” […]

PPE Vendors

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Here are some sources to obtain much needed PPE: 3M Emergency Hotline They prefer that you use email: [email protected] You will need to include: your contact information, your hospital, what you are needing. They prefer that it comes from the health systems domain. If you have further questions, you can call: 651-733-2700 This is their […]

How to Set Up an Incident Command Center

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The Permanente Medical Group has set up an incident command center to provide structure and a framework for managing in a crisis situation. Their entire management system has shifted to COVID-19, including daily tiered huddles and stat exchanges. Here is their standard work: Incident Command Overview – Roles and Responsibilities Incident Command Standard Work Tiered […]