Scanning the Headlines: Efficiency 2004-2003 (Archive)
Updated on August 13, 2010
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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 Care.org.
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. HealthLeaders.com Jan. 3, 2003.
Lazarus, I., and Neely, C. Six Sigma raising the bar. Managed Healthcare Executive. 13(1)31-eoa, Jan. 2003.