Category: THTD Articles

Six Sigma may Reduce the Approximately 700 Deaths Per Day that Occur as a Result of Medical Errors

Six-Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. Although it is typically utilized in factory settings, Six-Sigma has become increasingly popular in health care. Healthcare organizations have begun undertaking Six-Sigma to improve the delivery of services…..

The Basics of Six Sigma DMAIC Methodology

The Six Sigma DMAIC methodology consists of five elements: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control. These elements provide a framework for problem-solving, as well as guidelines for improving your company. While traditionally used in a factory setting, the components can be applied in the healthcare industry to improve organization, communication, and patient satisfaction.

10 Tips for Becoming a Successful Leader in the Healthcare Industry

Being a leader in the healthcare industry takes hard work, dedication, compassion, and time. Healthcare leaders utilize their knowledge to improve the health of people in their communities; leading healthcare teams requires professionals who are committed to putting others first. The following outlines several characteristics of effective healthcare leaders. 1.  Put Others Before Yourself: To be

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3 Key Strategies for Efficient and Effective Healthcare Delivery

The healthcare industry is a diverse and complicated one, no matter where you are in the world. However, in the United States, the healthcare system is threatened by continuously rising costs and accessibility…..

Overcoming Healthcare Communication Barriers through Teamwork

Effective communication is important at almost any job, but there is a special emphasis that should is placed on communication and teamwork in the healthcare organization. Lack of communication and team collaboration in this field can have damaging, and sometimes deadly effects. Lack of critical information, misinterpretation of information, overlooked changes, and unclear orders are

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Healthcare Compliance is More than Just Training:  5 Strategies for Creating Sustainable Compliance Programs

Many organizations approach compliance as merely the task of training staff and checking it off on a list.  Often compliance programs are not organized and properly maintained, which can lead to complaints, auditing, fines, and possible litigation.  Healthcare compliance is more than training, and it is a necessary part of providing patients with quality care.  Managing

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Free Healthcare Training Alert: “Managing Your Practice Series” from the AMA Steps Forward Training Initiative

Free Healthcare Training Alert: “Managing Your Practice Series” from the AMA Steps Forward Training Initiative

Free Healthcare Training Alert: Medication Reconciliation as a Patient Safety Practice During Transitions of Care Webinar Course

Today’s #freehealthcaretrainingalert is the “Medication Reconciliation as a Patient Safety Practice During Transitions of Care” course presented by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Improving patient safety continues to be a #1 priority for healthcare organizations. Comprehensive safety measures include coordinating with other facilities and healthcare agencies to provide support during the transitional care.

Expanding Healthcare Business Partnerships and Shared Governance are Necessary to Improve the Delivery of Care

When it comes to managing a medical facility, and improving the healthcare market, shared governance requires input from internal and external customers to include suppliers to the extent where their input is necessary.