According to a recent report published in Pediatrics, a quality improvement project can reduce the frequency of emergency department and/or hospital visits by children with epilepsy. Lean Six Sigma is the perfect tool to make changes in deeply embedded institutional processes and breathe life into new, more efficient processes.
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.
Recently, the hospital and five health clinics of the Jacksonville Naval hospital earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation. The organization demonstrated continuous compliance with the high standards of The Joint Commission, an independent, nonprofit organization.