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.
The thought of entrepreneurs being a dying breed is a terrifying notion. This country and our economic strength was built on the backs of bold entrepreneurs. It is the American dream to earn a living and make enough money to start a business, then build an empire. But is the ability to become an entrepreneur a dying dream in the United States?
Anyone who is reasonably successful understand that failure is a good thing. The problem is that from time to time, an entrepreneur's failure goes from being a learning experience to an act that truly harms. Check out the list of the top ten worst entrepreneurs of 2016 in an article recently published for Entrepreneur magazine.
Lean Six Sigma practices are no different than any other professional practice. It is based on specific methodologies that have been proven, time and time again, to be effective. Mechanics have their tools, surgeons have their tools and pilots have…