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Current State of America’s Non Lean Hospitals
Firstly Hospitals are constantly under threat from unanticipated and anticipated changes in direction. They exist in a unique system and therefore must be built to adapt to changes upon that system. Hospitals are part of the medical system which means that it’s hard for them to determine who their customer is, patient, doctor, or insurance company. Subsequently it’s difficult for a hospital to determine where their next threat is coming from, virus, single-payer, or something else unanticipated. That is to say, the only thing you know for sure is your world will be different 10 years from now.
Hospital management and hospital employees are still overwhelmed with yesterday’s battles. That is to say change is rightfully considered a bad word in the hospital. The culture and hierarchical structure create a challenge to change.
Lack of ability to address healthcare system changes will consequently catch hospitals flat-footed and unable to react quickly to the unknown challenges ahead.
Future State of America’s Lean Hospitals
Lean Business believes that Hospital Improvement means to become robust and agile. That is to say, Robust means that a hospital is able to adapt to a changing external environment with minimal effort. Secondly Agile means that the hospital is able to move quickly to adapt to the same changing environment.
Lean Six Sigma creates Operational Excellence which is above all, a competitive advantage for hospital. Toyota takes about three years from concept to production of a new car. It takes General Motors about five years. Toyota is agile and I highly recommend that hospitals adapt the benefits of the Toyota Production System. Above all visit the link below which takes you to a webpage that helps explain Single Payer Hospitals and shows you how to build your System with the tools of The Toyota Production System:
Benefits of Hospital Improvement
Benefit – Hospital Improvement leads to a hospital system which is robust, agile, therefore, more productive, and less costly to operate. Your hospital will:
- firstly react quickly to unanticipated future changes,
- decrease the rate of Hospital Acquired Infections,
- that is to say, have profound knowledge of your processes,
- become the go-to surgery center,
- focus on creating value for your patients,
- decrease the cost of the shadow hospital such as insurance and lawyer costs,
- create an emergency room that rights sizes service delivery to emergency and non-emergency patients,
- above all, decrease your operating costs,
- increase patient flow velocity throughout the hospital,
- certainly continually improve at a rate of about 12 improvement ideas per year by every person employed in the hospital,
- instill a culture of greatness,
- and so on.
Above all, Hospital Improvement uses Lean Six Sigma to creates a Lean Hospital through attaining Operational Excellence which creates a competitive advantage. Hospitals will be challenged as time moves forward and hospitals must change to adapt to that challenge. It is possible to adapt to rapid change while maintaining or improving safety levels. Engage Us: