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Caldwell, C.  Six Sigma high performance characteristics:  the senior leaders' role - part 2. HealthLeaders.com.  Dec. 20, 2002.  

Caldwell, C.  Six Sigma high performance characteristics:  the senior leaders' role - part 1.  HealthLeaders.com.  Dec. 6, 2002.

Caldwell, C., and Cook, K.  Six Sigma case study series - River Region Health System emergency department.  HealthLeaders.com.  Nov. 15, 2002.  

Caldwell, C., Miller, K., and Hess, J.  Six Sigma case study series - medication safety project, part 2.  HealthLeaders.com.   Nov. 1, 2002.  

Henderson, W., and others.  The national surgical quality improvement program:  demonstration project in non-va hospitals.  Topics in Health Information Management.  23(2):22-33, Nov. 2002.

Caldwell, C., Miller, K., and Hess, J.  Six Sigma case study series - medication safety project, part 1.  HealthLeaders.com.  Oct. 18, 2002.  

Bagian, J. P., and others.  The veterans affairs root cause analysis system in action.  Journal on Quality Improvement.  28(10):531-545, Oct. 2002.

Benedetto, A., Dunnington, J., and Oxford-Zelenske, D.  Using Six Sigma to improve the film library.  Radiology Management.  24(5):26-35; quiz 36-8, Sep./Oct. 2002.

Goree, M.  Thinking strategically.  Michigan Health and Hospitals.  38(5):8-11, Sep./Oct. 2002.

Gaucher, E., Lynch, M., and Caldwell, C.  Six Sigma managed care study:  quantum improvement at Wellmark BCBS - part 2.  HealthLeaders.com.   Sep. 30, 2002. 

Gaucher, E., Lynch, M., and Caldwell, C.  Six Sigma managed care study:  quantum improvement at Wellmark BCBS - part 1. HealthLeaders.com.   Sep. 13, 2002.  

Smith, D., and Blakeslee, J.  The new strategic Six Sigma.  T+D.  56(9):45-52, Sep. 2002.

Caldwell, C.  Critical roles in Six Sigma deployments - part 3. HealthLeaders.com.   Aug. 30, 2002.  

Caldwell, C.  Critical roles in Six Sigma deployments - part 2. HealthLeaders.com.   Aug. 16, 2002.  

Caldwell, C.  Critical roles in Six Sigma deployments - part 1.  HealthLeaders.com.   Aug. 5, 2002.   

Hutton, D., and Caldwell, C.  Executive coaching accelerates performance to Six Sigma levels.  HealthLeaders.com.  July 19, 2002.  

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma.  HealthLeaders.com.  July 5, 2002.  

Summers, J., and Nowicki, M.  Managing organizational improvement in a resource-challenged environment.  Healthcare Financial Management.  56(7):60-62, July 2002.

Patient safety:  strategies and tips for maximizing failure mode and effect analysis in an organization.  ASHRM Journal.  22(3):9-12, Summer 2002.

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma - part 10. HealthLeaders.com.  June 21, 2002.  

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma - part 9. HealthLeaders.com.   June 7, 2002.  

Traylor, P.  Quality pioneers:  a Milwaukee hospital is amoung the first to adapt a stringent industrial model to healthcare; Six Sigma solution.  Modern Physician.  :13, June 1, 2002.

Ettinger, W., and Slaterbeck, J.  Case study 2:  cancer and chemotherapy; Six Sigma solution.  :17, June 1, 2002.

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma - part 8.  HealthLeaders.com.   May 24, 2002.  

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma - part 7.  HealthLeaders.com.   May 10, 2002.  

Burrington-Brown, J.  Six Sigma makes sense as quality initiative.  Journal of AHIMA.  73(5):56-7, May, 2002.

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma - part 6.  HealthLeaders.com.   Apr. 26, 2002.   

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma - part 5. HealthLeaders.com.   Apr. 5, 2002.  

Simmons, J.  Using Six Sigma to make a difference in health quality.  Quality Letter for Healthcare Leaders.  14(4):2-10, 1.  Apr. 2002.

Seshadri, S.  Six Sigma gains momentum in healthcare.  Radiology Management.  24(2):16-8, Mar./Apr. 2002.

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma - part 4. HealthLeaders.com.   Mar. 22, 2002.  

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma - part 3.  HealthLeaders.com.  Mar. 8, 2002.  

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma - part 2. HealthLeaders.com.   Feb. 22, 2002.  

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma - part 1.  HealthLeaders.com.   Feb. 8, 2002.  

Eckes, G.  Making Six Sigma last (and work).  Ivey Business Journal.  66(3):77-81, Jan. 1, 2002.

Lazarus, I., and Stamps, B.  The promise of Six Sigma - part 2.  Managed Healthcare Executive.  12(1):27-30, Jan. 2002.

Six Sigma effort paying dividends for CT hospitals.  Data Strategy and Benchmarks.  6(1):1-6, Jan. 2002.

Bisgaard, S., and others.  Improving business processes with Six Sigma.  Quality Congress.  ASQ Annual Quality Congress Proceedings.  :701-704, 2002.

Cooper, A.  Six Sigma deployment in a large integrated health system.  Quality Congress.  ASQ Annual Quality Congress Proceedigs.  :71-77, 2002.

12 critical success factors for Six Sigma effectiveness.  Measuring Business Excellence.  6(3):68-69, 2002.

Scalise D.  Six Sigma.  The quest for quality.  Hospital & Health Networks.  75(12):41-46, 2.  Dec. 2001.

Woods, J.  The second phase in creating the cardiac center for the next generation:  beyond structure to process improvement.  Journal of Cardiovascular Management.  12(6):22-25, Nov./Dec. 2001.

Caldwell, C.  Achieving quantum improvement through Six Sigma - part 12. HealthLeaders.com.   Nov. 30, 2001.  

Caldwell, C.  Achieving quantum improvement through Six Sigma - part 11.  HealthLeaders.com.   Nov. 16, 2001.  

Caldwell, C.  Achieving quantum improvement through Six Sigma - part 10. HealthLeaders.com.   Nov. 2, 2001.  

Caldwell, C.  Achieving Quantum Improvement through Six Sigma - Part 9. HealthLeaders.com.   Oct 19, 2001.  

Bright, S., and Caldwell, C.  Achieving quantum improvement through Six Sigma - part 8.  HealthLeaders.com.  Oct. 5, 2001.  

Lazarus, I, and Butler, K.  The promise of Six Sigma - part 1.  Managed Healthcare Executive.  11(9):22-26, Oct. 2001.

Hammer, M., and Goding, J.  Putting Six Sigma in perspective.  Quality.  40(10):58-62, Oct. 2001.

Caldwell, C.  Achieving quantum improvement through Six Sigma - part 7. HealthLeaders.com.   Sep. 21, 2001.  

Caldwell, C.  Achieving quantum improvement through Six Sigma - part 6.  HealthLeaders.com.  Sep. 7, 2001.  

Ettinger, W.  Six Sigma:  adapting GE's lessons to health care.  Trustee.  54(8):10-15, 1.  Sep. 2001.

Caldwell, C.  Achieving quantum improvement through Six Sigma - part 5.  HealthLeaders.com.   Aug. 24, 2001.  

Caldwell, C.  Achieving quantum improvement through Six Sigma - part 4.  HealthLeaders.com.   Aug. 10, 2001.  

Caldwell, C.  Achieving quantum improvement through Six Sigma - part 3.  HealthLeaders.com.   July 27, 2001.   

Caldwell, C.  Achieving quantum improvement through Six Sigma - part 2.  HealthLeaders.com.  July 13, 2001.  

Caldwell, C.  Achieving quantum improvement through Six Sigma - part 1.  HealthLeaders.com.   June 29, 2001.  

Neuscheler-Fritsch, D., and Norris, R.  Capturing financial benefits from Six Sigma.  Quality Progress.  34(5):39-44, May 2001.

Snee, R.  Dealing with the achilles' heel of Six Sigma initiatives.  Quality Progress.  34(3):66-72, Mar. 2001.

Buck, C.  Application of Six Sigma to reduce medical errors.  Quality Congress.  ASQ Annual Quality Proceedings.  :239-242, 2001.

Shaw, J.  Six Sigma.  Cost and Quality.  6(4):36-37, Dec. 2000.

Nevalainen, D., and others.  Evaluating laboratory performance on quality indicators with the Six Sigma scale.  Archives Pathology Laboratory Medicine.  124(4):516-519, Apr. 2000.

Buck, C.  Improving the quality of health care.  Health care through a Six Sigma lens.  Milbank Quarterly.  76(4):749-753, 1998.

Chassin, M.  Is health care ready for Six Sigma quality?  Milbank Quarterly.  76(4):565-591, 510, 1998.

Langley, G.J., and others.  The Improvement Guide: A Practical Approach to Enhancing Organizational Performance.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1996.  (HD 58.9 I34 1996).

 

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