AHRMM White Papers
White papers serve as resources for exploring and confronting the challenges and complexities faced in the supply chain field. AHRMM welcomes new additions to its library. In addition to white papers, AHRMM Fellow (FAHRMM) papers are included in the white paper repository. Note: viewing certain papers are a member-only benefit.
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Changing the Way We Do Business: A Case Study of Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare Supply Chain ManagementFebruary 01, 2010 | Content Areas: Leadership | Tags: Cost Management, Inventory Management, Lean/Six Sigma, Linen Services | Formats: White Paper
Healthcare is an industry wherein leaders and entire communities can benefit from process improvement and lean six sigma project management. Lean initiatives can aid leaders and organizations in identifying possibilities where problems have perpetually existed. The techniques associated with lean six sigma strategies involve a data-driven, customer-centered approach and methodology that is applicable to all aspects of healthcare processes and services.
Health care data standards, like Unique Device Identifiers (UDIs), are utilized by an increasing number and variety of stakeholders within the health care field to achieve a variety of goals. In this white paper, Multiple Device Identifier work group discusses alternative strategies to meeting the needs of the expanding universe of UDI stakeholders.