For the last few years, our team has focused on the idea that many of the tools we’re looking for in healthcare already exist. What I mean is, we’ve seen quality initiatives from different professional groups and institutions that often rebuild the wheel–that wheel is called Lean and Six Sigma.
One of the most interesting parts, to us, is that healthcare professionals like our colleagues may feel that the Lean and Six Sigma methodologies don’t apply to healthcare; after all, they were “invented” for manufacturing right? Well, interestingly, many of the Lean and Six Sigma tools weren’t “invented” at all. Many of the tools are routine tools from statistics that are strung together with an approach that fosters team building, culture change, and meaningful, actionable data.
I’m not saying that Lean or Six Sigma is the only way to do quality improvement. Yet, what we do want to share is the fact that many of the tools for which we are looking or those that we are building already exist in the Lean and Six Sigma toolbox.
So, to share the “secret” of the tools and how they work in healthcare, we’re blogging our e-book. Coming soon to the blog (this week) is the beginning of our e-book on Sharing The Secret Of Lean & Six Sigma In Healthcare. Yes, we’re building out the book as we progress through blog entries.
As always, we invite your feedback on everything from style to content…and even title.
See you soon on the blog,