Yesterday's New York Times had an article on the application of Kaizen, or Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI) principles at hospitals to reduce cost and increase efficiency. As a Six Sigma enthusiast, I was excited to see that the same concepts that have been used in manufacturing is making its way into healthcare and hospitals are reaping benefits from CPI practices. Hopefully more hospitals will adopt these principles and that one day we will achieve Just-in-Time Healthcare.
NY Times Article
Finally, I am at the APIC Conference this week and so are many of my fellow bloggers. Come to booth #1107 to meet the bloggers!