Lean Six Sigma Produces Real-World Results at Mt. Washington

Lean Six Sigma, originally developed by Toyota to build highly reliable and consistent cars (Lean) with powerful statistical tools to understand and improve business processes (Six Sigma), is far from just another fad improvement methodology.  The dedicated team of Dietitians, Nurses, Physicians, and Nutrition Assistants at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore, MDused a Lean

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Improving Patient Experience – No Longer a “Nice to Do” on Your List

When Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services introduced the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program in FY2013, the direct link between patient experience and hospital financial performance was proven. This program rewards – or penalizes, hospitals based on a combination of core measures, hospital-acquired conditions and the facility’s score on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Hospital Outsourcing vs. In-House: How to Move Forward?

Reimbursement compression continues driving healthcare organizations to seek ever-increasing cost reductions and operational efficiencies, specifically around activities or services that are not core to the organizational mission of patient care. Hospitals are primarily geared for acute care operations and the complexity involved with direct patient care. Outsourcing can be a great partnership for long term

Healthcare Utility Management, Deregulated States, and More

When it comes to healthcare utility management, medical facilities are faced with a growing number of questions and challenges. With each passing day, resource productivity and sustainability become more important to companies throughout the world. This is particularly true within the healthcare industry, with hospitals constantly seeking ways to save money while becoming more efficient.

LEED in Healthcare

While many people are familiar with LEED for New Construction, some have overlooked the fact that there is a similar system in place for the healthcare industry. Allowing healthcare facilities the unique position in providing a better patient experience. What is LEED? LEED, also known as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a third

UDI Labeling: What You Need to Know

With UDI (unique device identifier) labeling making major headway, medical providers and facilities throughout the United States need to adjust accordingly. While this identification system has come a long way in a short period of time, it’s far from complete (more on this below). Its important for all healthcare professionals to fully understand the finer