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Adding a Higher Tiered Non-Clinical Huddle

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Huddles play an important role in a lean management system. Many organizations start implementing a lean management using huddles, primarily in their clinical areas. In a recent podcast, Kim Brown, Chief Compliance Officer, and Beau Gostomsky, VP for Revenue Cycle, from Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City shared about their work to implement huddles in […]

Reflections on How to Think Systemically, Act with Purpose

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At the beginning of June hundreds of members of the lean healthcare community gathered at the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit (in-person in Salt Lake City and virtually) to share how they are thinking systemically and acting with purpose within their organizations. Healthcare organizations that were able to thrive over the past few years relied on […]

How to Sustain a Management System

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Organizations implement management systems for many different reasons; to improve performance, open lines of communication, and to develop a team of problem-solvers (to name a few). Adopting a management system requires a different way of leading. It means managing by process rather than managing by objectives. Often organizations realize some quick gains when they begin […]

A Different Approach to Problem-Solving

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In healthcare there is no shortage of problems to solve. Some problems seem to have an easy solution, while others require a much deeper look to understand them. There are many tools for improvement that healthcare organizations use to see and solve problems, including things like 5S, error proofing, pareto charts, and process flow mapping. […]

Dos and Don’ts of Implementing a Management System

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A management system can help you understand your business, create alignment throughout your organization, measure and review performance in real-time, enable problem-solving in the gemba, and sustain improvements. These are just a few reasons why hospitals and healthcare systems around the world are implementing management systems. Data has shown that hospitals with management systems in […]

Top Ten Blog Posts of 2021

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Each week we share blogs in the hopes of inspiring healthcare leaders to accelerate change throughout the healthcare industry. We strive to share knowledge that will help transform organizations to a culture of improvement, delivering continually higher value outcomes for patients, staff, and communities. In 2021 we focused our blog content on building and strengthening […]

What it Takes to Lead in a Continuous Improvement Environment

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Leading in a continuous improvement environment is very different from the way many healthcare leaders have been taught. It isn’t about having all the answers and fixing every problem. It’s about enabling others to solve problems and helping people connect their work to the work of the system. It can be challenging for leaders to […]