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…..
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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.
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
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
Free Healthcare Training Alert: “Managing Your Practice Series” from the AMA Steps Forward Training Initiative
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.
Healthcare organizations that choose to utilize interactive, e-learning technology will benefit from the reduce costs formerly associated with travel expenses formally associated with sending employees to off-site locations or events.