Lean methodology in health care quality improvement
Article by Christopher Majdi, MS, CBA, CHBC, a process improvement consultant assisting Physicians and Health Groups nationwide. T ransition Consultants is a Medical Practice Consulting and Medical Practice Sales firm.
Lean production (Lean) is a type of quality improvement methodology which has been implemented in many industries. Its principles and practices also have been applied to health care organizations with success. This has been accomplished with refinement for the nuances of health care. Lean is a process management philosophy which has its roots in manufacturing and technology.
- Problem Addressed: Waste
- Process: Root Cause Analysis
- Sources of waste
- Solution: Cost Recovery
- Examples of Lean implementation in Healthcare