Scanning the Headlines: Efficiency 2004-2003 (Archive)

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Evans, M.  Group moves on quality.  Modern Healthcare.  34(51):14-15, Dec. 20/27, 2004.

The one-hour ER.  Modern Healthcare.  34(50):24-25, Dec. 13, 2004.

Bar-coded patient IDS cut LOS nearly one hour.  ED Management.  16(12):139-140, Dec. 2004.

Boston hospital sees big impact from smoothing elective schedule.  OR Manager.  20(12):1, 10-12, Dec. 2004.

May, E.  Optimizing patient flow.  Healthcare Executive.  19(6):32-34, Nov./Dec. 2004.

Six Sigma process greatly increases New Jersey ED's cash collections.  Hospital Access Management.  23(11):121-124, Nov. 2004.

Six Sigma teams define, measure, and analyze.  Hospital Access Management.  23(11):124-125, Nov. 2004.

Fairbanks, R., and Caplan, S.  Poor interface design and lack of usability testing facilitate medical error.  Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety.  30(10):579-585, Oct. 2004.

Wagner, L.  Quality:  a work in progress.  Provider.  30(10):36-57, Oct. 2004.

Sunyog, M.  Lean management and Six-Sigma yield big gains in hospital's immediate response laboratory.  Clinical Leadership & Management Review.  18(5):255-258, Sept./Oct. 2004.

Bartel, M.  Case study:  improving efficiency in a large hospital laboratory.  Clinical Leadership & Management Review.  18(5):267-272, Sept./Oct. 2004.

Dlugacz, Y.  Six Sigma adds new dimension to quality management processes.  Journal for Healthcare Quality.  26(5):2, Sept./Oct. 2004.

Silvey, A.  A transformational approach to healthcare quality improvement.  Journal for Healthcare Quality.  26(5):3, 57 Sept./Oct. 2004.

Is it time to re-examine structure of your quality department?  Healthcare Benchmarks and Quality Improvement.  11(9):97-100, Sept. 2004.

Admitting area redesigned for hospital's QI project.  Hospital Access Management.  23(9):101-103, Sept. 2004.

Vonderheide-Liem, D., and Pate, B.  Applying Quality Methodologies to Improve Healthcare:  Six Sigma, Lean Thinking, Balanced Scorecard, and More.  Mablehead, MA:  HCPro, Inc., 2004.  (W 84 AA1 V946a 2004).

Bodenheimer, T., and others.  What are the facilitators and barriers in physician organizations' use of care management processes?  Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety.  30(9):505-514, Sept. 2004.

Healthcare quality expert quint studer finds the road to organizational success follows the path of employees, physicians, and patients.  The Quality Letter for Healthcare Leaders.  16(8):2-3, Aug. 2004.

Sneider, J.  Hospitals going 'lean' to become more efficient.  The Business Journal of Milwaukee.  June 4, 2004.

Six Sigma gives leaders tools for improving processes in OR.  OR Manager.  20(6):1, 13-15, June 2004.

Krouwer, J.  An improved failure mode effects analysis for hospitals.  Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 128(6):663-7, Jun. 2004.

Worthington, A.  Frontier efficiency measurement in health care:  a review of empirical techniques and selected applications.  Medical Care Research and Review.  61(2):135-170, June 2004.

Reynolds, J., and Roble, D.  Improving clinical quality and sharing the profits with your physicians.  The Physician Executive.  30(3):12- 19, May/June 2004.

Spath, P.  Use Baldrige criteria to advance excellence.  Hospital Peer Review.  29(5):69-72, May 2004.

Six Sigma success: 100% compliance in 3 months.  Healthcare Benchmarks Quality Improvement.  11(5):52-5, May 2004.

Betbeze, P.  Picking up the pace.  HealthLeaders.  7(5):75-76, May 2004.

All FMEA Tools.  Quality Health

Benchmarking and safety:  natural fit if your know what to do with data.  Healthcare Benchmarks and Quality Improvement.  11(5):49-52, May 2004.

Six Sigma success:  100% compliance in 3 months.  Healthcare Benchmarks and Quality Improvement.  11(5):52-54, May 2004.

Neuhauser, D., and Diaz, N.  Daniel:  using the Bible to teach quality improvement methods.  Quality & Safety in Health Care.  13(2):153-155, Apr. 2004.

Improving the workplace environment to promote quality of care.  The Quality Letter for Healthcare Leaders.  16(4):2-9, Apr. 2004.

Lack of financial incentives shows hospitals' jump to meet Leapfrog safety standards.  The Quality Letter for Healthcare Leaders.  16(4):12-13, Apr. 2004.

Davis, K, Otwell, R., and Barber, J.  Managing costs through clinical quality improvement.  Healthcare Financial Management.  58(4):76-84, Apr. 2004.

Goedert, J.  Crunching data:  the key to Six Sigma success.  Health Data Management.  12(4):44-8, Apr. 2004.

Getting better.  HealthLeaders.  7(4):24-28, Apr. 2004.

LeBlanc, F., and others.  A Six Sigma approach to maximizing productivity in the cardiac cath lab.  Cardiovascular Management.  15(2):19-24, Mar./Apr. 2004.

Devers, K., and Liu, G.  Leapfrog patient-safety standards are a stretch for most hospitals.  Issue Brief (Center for Studying Health System Change).  (77):1-6, Feb. 2004.

Woodhouse, S., Burney, B., and Coste, K.  To err is human:  improving patient safety through failure mode and effect analysis.  Clinical Leadership & Management Review.  18(1):32-36, Jan./Feb. 2004.

Lazarus, I., and Novicoff, W.  Six Sigma enters the healthcare mainstream.  Managed Healthcare Executive.  Jan. 1, 2004.

Rozich, J., and others.  Standardization as a mechanism to improve safety in health care.  Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety.  30(1):5-14, Jan. 2004.

Proceedings of the WCBF 2nd Annual Conference:  Successfully Implementing Six Sigma in Health Care Conference.  Chicago:  WBCF, Inc., 2004.

Latino, R.  Optimizing FMEA and RCA efforts in health care.  Journal of Healthcare Risk Management.  24(3):21-28, 2004.

Tores, J., and Guo, K.  Quality improvement techniques to improve patient satisfaction.  International Journal Health Care Quality Assurance.  17(6):334-338, 2004.

Bell, L.  Developing service quality in mental health services.  International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance.  17(7):401-406, 2004.

Youngberg, B. Assessing your organization's potential to become a high reliability organization.  Journal of Healthcare Risk Management.  24(3):13-19, 2004.

Quality control is major theme during survey.  Hospital Peer Review.  28(12):171-173, Dec. 2003.

Revere, L.  Integrating Six Sigma with total quality management:  a case example for measuring medication errors.  Journal of Healthcare Management.  48(6):377-392, Nov./Dec. 2003.

New York hospital looks to Six Sigma for culture change.  Performance Improvement Advisor.  7(11):141-3, Nov. 2003.

Samuels, D., and Adomitis, F.  Six Sigma can meet your revenue-cycle needs.  Healthcare Financial Management Association.  57(11):70-75, Nov. 2003.

Ettinger, W.  The art and science of winning physician support for Six Sigma change.  The Physician Executive.  29(5):34-38, Sept./Oct. 2003.

Bumpus, L.  Using performance improvement strategies to reduce and prevent medication errors.  Journal of Cardiovascular Management.  14(5):11-15, Sept./Oct. 2003.

Neurath, P.  Toyota gives Virginia Mason docs a lesson in lean.  Puget Sound Business Journal.  Sept. 12, 2003.

Stahl, R., Schultz, B., and Pexton, C.  From incremental improvement to designing the future.  Six Sigma Forum Magazine.   2(2):1-10, Feb. 2003.

Johnstone, P., and others.  Ancillary services in the health care industry:  is Six Sigma reasonable?  Quality Management in Health Care.  12(1):53-63, Jan.-Mar. 2003.

Caldwell, C.  Six Sigma high performance characteristics:  the senior leaders' role - part 3.  Jan. 3, 2003.  

Lazarus, I., and Neely, C.  Six Sigma raising the barManaged Healthcare Executive.  13(1)31-eoa, Jan. 2003.


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