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Nattie Leger, Director of Nursing Pursuit of Value, discusses how Ochsner significantly reduced their 2015 surgical site infections rate and a substantial cost avoidance using an interdisciplinary and methodical Lean approach.
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a combination of two process improvement methods. Lean is a system that works to eliminate waste, making processes faster and simpler to follow; it is about doing more with less and speeding things up.
This paper describes the development of a multidisciplinary and innovative product conversion process at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston, Massachusetts, when the existing process for changing products was dysfunctional.
This paper explores the application of the Baldrige Excellence Framework to the health care supply chain. Specifically, the paper will explore the reasons that the Baldrige Framework might be used to evaluate and improve supply chain systems and processes. An examination of the need of a systems perspective will be followed by a brief overview of the Baldrige program.
Purchasing in healthcare is largely based on a hierarchical management style. In an experimental case started in 2004, at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia, this standard was altered. The introduction of a team concept combined with lean manufacturing practices to this traditional purchasing setting was unique. The results of this radical change over the past eight years have been exceptional. The paper describes the steps taken to change the culture, the actions taken to implement lean tools, and the wins achieved by the team.
The surgical instrument management software (SIM) implementation began in October of 2003 and a Lean initiative to redesign processes began in October 2005. Implementation of all the initial recommendations was not complete until June of 2006.
Overview Scottsdale Healthcare is a community-based, not-for-profit health system which includes Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care centers, Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute and outpatient services. A leader in medical innovation, talent, and technology, Scottsdale Healthcare was founded in 1962 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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An overview of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program. Download Now
Overview: This session is a comprehensive approach to understanding Lean Management System concepts, processes, and tools and their application to improving inventory management in the healthcare supply chain. This webinar was previously recorded on March 29, 2013.
Overview: Lean Management – Sounds like a time consuming process that we don’t have time for.  But in reality, all it is, is slowly modifying processes so that we reduce the amount of supply chain work and resources, but still provide the customer with the value they want and expect. “Less work” and “less resources” is good for everyone.  This session provides an overview of supply chain management and the areas that could be modified to reduce waste, whether that it is wasted efforts or wasted products.
Overview: Developing a clinically integrated supply chain can lead to organizational savings, a decrease in ordering of supplies outside of the supply chain and help return nurses and other clinical professionals back to their primary focus of patient care. A clinically integrated supply chain can be achieved through rapid standardization, Kanban reorganization and careful value analysis.
Overview: Intermountain Healthcare Supply Chain Organization has embarked on strategy to drive costs out of the healthcare supply chain. As a part of that strategy, a consolidated distribution center was built for distribution of medical-surgical supplies, pharmacy products, and other ancillary services. The presentation focuses on the key learning's along the journey to self-distribution. This session was previously recorded at the 2014 AHRMM Annual Conference.
Overview: Healthcare institution resources, logistics structure, and personnel culture are all factors to consider when deciding which inventory method is right for you. When you find the right one and departments commit to proper usage, waste is reduced and clinical efficiency and supply management effectiveness are improved.
Overview: At Hershey Penn State Medical Center, the supply chain and ED nursing team came together in a Kaizen process to reinvent the way supplies were being managed in the ED.  As a result of their efforts, a new business process and system was implemented, which increased nursing satisfaction from 10% with the old approach to 90% with the new process; reduced costs by eliminating cabinet rental fees and reducing overstocking, reduced stock-outs, and created a continual improvement process that supports the team’s ongoing needs.
Nattie Leger, Director of Nursing Pursuit of Value, discusses how Ochsner significantly reduced their 2015 surgical site infections rate and a substantial cost avoidance using an interdisciplinary and methodical Lean approach. Presented by: Nattie Leger, Director of Nursing Pursuit of Value, Ochsner Health System