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Lean Six Sigma News: Delivering Great Customer Service And Creating Healthcare Plans, Week Of June 29, 2015

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of June 29, 2015. Intel Creates Healthcare Marketplace Collaborative Whether you’re using Lean, Six Sigma, or both, agree on one process improvement approach with your team and stick to it! Intel struggled to lower healthcare costs until this year. This year, they decided to improve quality and cost management by establishing a shared aim with… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Leaner Cost Structures And Economic Recovery, Week Of June 22, 2015

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of June 22, 2015. Lean Methods Trim Hospital’s Construction Costs Akron (Ohio) Children’s Hospital has been “using Lean Six Sigma process-improvement methods to boost quality and reduce waste in its clinical and business operations since 2008.” When the hospital began planning a new facility to house their neonatal intensive-care unit, there was no question that Lean… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Citing Significance And Advancing Robotics, Week Of June 15, 2015

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of June 15, 2015. Corpsman Cited For Significant Procedure Improvement At the Naval Hospital Oak Harbor, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Keith Cole helped reduce repetitive processes in the optometry department. On average, it took 6 hours for the department to process 150-200 pairs of eyeglasses. With Cole’s motivation after a weeklong Lean Six Sigma course, it now… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Playing A Role In Employee Education and Agriculture Department Savings, Week of June 8, 2015

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of June 8, 2015. Free Employee Education For Small Business Offered At LSC-Montgomery Lone Star College-Montgomery and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) have partnered to offer local businesses assistance to further educate their employees. Two million dollars has been dedicated to this partnership and the Skills for Small Business initiative program. Courses and trainings through this program include Lean… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Cutting Time And Tall Weeds, Week Of June 1, 2015

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of June 1, 2015. Springfield Significantly Cuts Time To Tackle Abandoned Lots The city of Springfield has over 300 abandoned lots. About 60% of the abandoned lots have been forfeited entirely and are now the city’s responsibility. To keep up with the quality of life in the city, the mowing program and crew revamped its program which included Lean… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Improvements Made To Hip Replacement Surgery And Efficiency Ratings Increase, Week Of May 25, 2015

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of May 25, 2015. Lean Six Sigma Approach Ups Quality of Hip Replacement Sx According to a recent study published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, the Lean Six Sigma approach can be implemented to improve quality of care and reduce costs in prosthetic hip replacement surgery. Researchers identified that with corrective actions, the effectiveness and efficiency… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Delivering Excellence And Reporting Payoffs, Week Of May 18, 2015

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of May 18, 2015. Lean Six Sigma Changing Healthcare As More Providers Adopt Methods Fifteen years ago, Marti Beltz, a healthcare instructor with the American Society for Quality in Milwaukee, started applying Lean Six Sigma to healthcare. Back then, Beltz said there were no books or conferences. Now, applying manufacturing quality improvements to the healthcare environment requires a learning… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Optimize By Leaning In, Week Of May 11, 2015

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of May 11, 2015. “Leaning Forward” In King County In 2009, King County, Washington needed to make things better for citizens and decided that Lean was they way to do it. Since then, the Lean implementation plan has grown tremendously! Lean has given the county the capacity to produce public value with constrained resources. King County’s implementation plan… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Increasing College Enrollment And Decreasing Service Line Steps, Week Of May 4, 2015

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of May 4, 2015. Rock Valley College Aims To Untie Enrollment Knot After 5 Years Of Decline Enrollment at Rock Valley has declined for five consecutive years. The student headcount last fall was 7,737 — more than 12 percent below the 8,849 students enrolled in fall 2011. The college recently took on Six Sigma to understand the gaps and… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma News: Improving Corporate Legal Departments And Raising Call Light Responsiveness, Week Of April 27, 2014

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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of April 27, 2015. Lean Six Sigma Approach Raises Call Light Responsiveness Patient Satisfaction Scores Vickie Thomas Januska, of Seidman Cancer Center, Case Medical Center, University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio, explains that in 2013, call light responsiveness, a key factor in patient satisfaction, ranked in the 19th percentile. During that time, a goal was set for a team to “apply Lean… (Read More)

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