Ever felt shortchanged after taking a training course? In today’s digital world, it is super easy for a so-called ‘expert’ to hang their shingle out there on the web and start getting results. That digital environment allows those ‘experts’ to dress up their site to appear rather professional and very credible. How can you avoid a situation that could adversely affect your professional development?
The Green Belt certification is in the middle of the career ladder of Six Sigma. It is the mid-level workhorse of the practice. A Green Belt brings to the table a deep understanding of the practice, its tools and the application of the professional standards. They analyze and solve quality problems and are involved in quality improvement projects.
With the practice of Lean methodology in healthcare emerging across the industry, the question was raised about the value of the methodology as applied to Emergency Departments (ED) of hospitals. A recent Institute of Medicine Report on Emergency Medicine warns of a looming crisis in emergency care in the US.
Why are you going down the road of quality improvement? Is it quality you seek? Or are you seeking short term opportunities to cut costs? Not only should you know why you are implementing quality improvement initiatives, but you should be honest about it! Implementing these initiatives with the right intentions is crucial.