Scanning the Headlines: Efficiency 2006-2005 (Archive)
Updated on August 13, 2010
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Goonan, K. Finding performance improvement lessons in Baldridge award requirements. HealthLeaders Media. Web Exclusive. Dec. 7, 2006.
QI project slashes mislabeling rates. ED Management. 18(12):138-139, Dec. 2006.
Werner, A., and Signorelli, P. Hospital overall flow scorecard: an innovative tool in patient flow. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 32(12):703-707, Dec. 2006.
Serrano, L., and Slunecko, F. Lean processes improve patient care. Healthcare Executives. 21(6):36, 38, Nov./Dec. 2006.
Caldwell, C. Lean-Six Sigma tools for rapid cycle cost reduction. Healthcare Financial Management. 60(10):96-98, Oct. 2006.
Facility uses Six Sigma to improve quality. Healthcare Benchmarks and Quality Improvement. 13(9):104-105, Sept. 2006.
Alliance seeks to improve cardiac care in hospitals. Healthcare Benchmarks and Quality Improvement. 13(9):106-107, Sept. 2006.
Berwick, D. Back-to-basics measures save lives. Materials Management in Healthcare. 15(9):17-19, Sept. 2006.
Dann, J. Good, better, best. MGMA Connexion. 6(8):42-47, Sept. 2006.
Vanden Heuvel, J., and others. Quality management: does it pay off? Quality Management in Health Care. 15(3):137-149, July/Sept. 2006.
Sennett, C., and Starkey, K. Measuring and improving efficiency in health care: report from an ABIM foundation/IOM meeting. ABIM and ABIM Foundation. June 2006.
Barlow, R. Harborview sheds convenience store mindset for luxury department store operation. Healthcare Purchasing News. 30(6):28-30, June 2006.
Achieving excellence by pursuing the Baldridge award. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety. 6(6):9-10, June 2006.
Yingling, L, Reducing cvc-related bloodstream infections. Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare. 3(3):22-25, May/June 2006.
Carrigan, J., and Kujawa, D. Six Sigma in health care management and strategy. Health Care Management. 25(2):133-141, Apr./June 2006.
Weiner, B., and others. Quality improvement implementation and hospital performance on quality indicators. Health Services Research. 41(2):307-334, Apr. 2006.
Harmon, K. Naval aviation safety and its application to medicine. Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare. 3(2):20-26, Mar./Apr. 2006.
Garza, S., and others. Six Sigma and change management: reducing hospital-acquired pressure ulcers. Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare. 3(2):38-44, Mar./Apr. 2006.
San, D. A Six Sigma approach to meeting patient demand. how to optimize inventory. Materials Management in Healthcare. 15(2)20-26, Feb. 2006.
Tilburg, C., and others. Health care failure mode and effect analysis: a useful proactive risk analysis in a pediatric oncology ward. Quality & Safety in Health Care. 15(1):58-64, Feb. 2006.
Chaiken, B. Standardized performance measures: a GPS for quality. Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare. 3(1):12-13, Jan./Feb. 2006.
Kremsdorf, R. Part II: building a comprehensive safety net. Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare. 3(1):20-21, Jan./Feb. 2006.
Ryan, M. Exceptional health care requires leadership at all levels. Health Progress. 87(1):15-20, Jan./Feb. 2006.
Barsi, E. Rasing the bar. Health Progress. 87(1):35-38, Jan./Feb. 2006.
Sherman, J. Achieving real results with Six Sigma. Healthcare Executive. 21(1):8-14, Jan./Feb. 2006.
Hagland, M. Six Sigma practices. Healthcare Informatics. 23(1):27-30, Jan. 2006.
Implementing IHI's six interventions. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety. 6(2):9-10, Jan. 2006.
Greene, J. Role model. Hospitals and Health Networks. 80(1):24, Jan. 2006.
Applying aviation principles to health care. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety. 6(1):7, Jan. 2006.
Committee on Crossing the Quality Chasm: Adaptation to Mental Health and Addictive Disorders. Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions: Quality Chasm Series. Washington: The National Academies Press, 2006.
Nash, D., and Goldfarb, N., editors. Quality Solution: the Stakeholder's Guide to Improving Health Care. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2006. (W 84.1 Q17 2006).
Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence. Gaithersburg, MD: Baldridge National Quality Program, 2006.
McLaughlin, C., and Kaluzny, A. Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care. 3rd ed. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005. (W 84 M1615c 2006).
Aldarrab, A. Application of lean Six Sigma for patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction: the Hamilton Health Sciences experience. Healthcare Quarterly. 9(1):56-61, 2006.
Dlugacz, Y.D. Measuring Health Care: Using Data for Operational, Financial, and Clinical Improvement. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2006. (W 84 AA1 D626m 2006).
James, C. Manufacturing's prescription for improving healthcare quality. Hospital Topics. 83(1)2-8, Winter 2005.
Hagland, M. Six Sigma: it's real, it's data-driven, and it's here. Health Care Strategic Management. 23(12):1, 13-16, Dec. 2005.
McKay, N., and Deily, M. Comparing high- and low- performing hospitals using risk-adjusted excess mortality and cost inefficiency. Health Care Management Review. 30(4):347-360, Oct./Dec. 2005.
Ward, K., Rolland, E., and Patterson, R. Improving outpatient health care quality: understanding the quality dimensions. Health Care Management Review. 30(4):361-371, Oct./Dec. 2005.
Ayers, L., and others. Quality improvement learning collaboratives. Quality Management in Health Care. 14(4):234-247, Oct./Dec. 2005.
Filling the quality gap: physician-hospital QIs. Health Care Strategic Management. 23(11):1, 15-16, Nov. 2005.
LaPorte, M. Achieving step III: continuous quality improvement. Provider. 31(11):39-42, Nov. 2005.
Christianson, J., and others. Deploying Six Sigma in a health care system as a work in progress. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 31(11):603-613, Nov. 2005.
Hartman, K. Do volumes matter? clinical, operational, and financial implications. Cardiovascular Management. 16(4):16-20, Fall 2005.
Stormy, S., and Silver, M. Learning from unexpected events: a root cause analysis training program. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 27(5):11-19, Sept./Oct. 2005.
Johnson, T., and others. New York-Presbyterian Hospital translating innovation into practice. Joint Commission Journal on Quality Patient Safety. 31(10):554-560, Oct 2005.
Kozakiewicz, J., and others. Safe chemotherapy administration: using failure mode and effects analysis in computerized prescriber order entry. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 62(17):1813-1816, Sept. 1, 2005.
Frankel, H., and others. Use of corporate Six Sigma performance-improvement strategies to reduce incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infections in a surgical ICU. Journal of American College of Surgeons. 201(3):349-358, Sept. 2005.
Saxena, S., and others. Critical laboratory value notification: a failure mode effects and criticality analysis. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 31(9):495-506, Sept. 2005.
Francois, P., and others. Assessment of an intervention to train teaching hospital care providers in quality management. Quality & Safety in Health Care. 14(4):234-239, Aug. 2005.
Car maker's production system helps cancer center get lean. Health Facilities Management. 18(8):5-10, Aug. 2005.
Woodard, T. Addressing variation in hospital quality: is Six Sigma the answer? Journal of Healthcare Management. 50(4):226-236, July/Aug. 2005.
Six Sigma success story: reducing variations is key. ED Management. 17(7):82-83, July 2005.
Stymiest, D. Analyze this! Health Facilities Management. 18(6):21-24, June 2005.
Castle, L., Franzblau-Isaac, E., and Paulsen, J. Using Six Sigma to reduce medication errors in a home-delivery pharmacy service. Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 31(6):319-324, June 2005.
Poulter, J. Using the baldrige criteria to achieve performance excellence. Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare. 2(3):40-42, May/June 2005.
Harriman, R., and Miller, C. Baldrige as a quality platform. Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare. 2(3):43-45, May/June 2005.
Pieper, S. Reading the right signals: how to strategically manage with scorecards. Healthcare Executive. 20(3):9-14, May/June 2005.
Mantone, J. Rural route. Modern Healthcare. 35(20):28-29, 34, May 16, 2005.
Laos, R. Quality connections. Modern Healthcare. 35(19):8-9, May 9, 2005.
Prioritizing processes for FMEA. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety. 5(5):7-8, May 2005.
Petty, C. CQI promotes high standards of surgical care through research. Bulletin American College of Surgeons. 90(5):15-17, May 2005.
O'Hare, P. Pay for performance will your hospital be ready? Healthcare Financial Management. 59(5):46-48, May 2005.
Donaldson, N., and others. Leveraging nurse-related dashboard benchmarks to expedite performance improvement and document excellence. Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA). 35(4):163-172, Apr. 2005.
Hofler, L. Public reporting, patient safety, and quality improvement. Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA). 35(4):161-162, Apr. 2005.
Jones, F. Failure mode effects analysis. Inside ASHE. 13(2):37-42, Mar./Apr. 2005.
Ron, J. 97.1 percent perfect: healthcare leadership's Pinto. Journal of Healthcare Management. 50(2):87-93, Mar./Apr. 2005.
Werner, R., and Asch, D. The unintended consequences of publicly reporting quality information. JAMA. 293(10):1239-1244, Mar. 9, 2005.
Report addresses measurement of healthcare providers' efficiency. Quality Letter for Healthcare Leaders. 17(3):13, Mar. 2005.
Ferguson, J. When quality means business. Modern Healthcare. 35(8):26-27, Feb. 21, 2005.
Buckley, T., Burns, S., and Bleck, T. A process improvement project: achieving quality outcomes. Journal of Nursing Administration. 35(2):94-100, Feb. 2005.
Bishop, A., and Dougherty, R. Implementing CQI at the healthcare provider level. Behavioral Healthcare Tomorrow. 14(1):38-39, Feb. 2005.
Strait, L. An approach to quality improvement. Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare. 2(1):30-35, Jan./Feb. 2005.
Pexton, C. One piece of the patient safety puzzle: advantages of the Six Sigma Approach. Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare. 2(1):43-44, Jan./Feb. 2005.
Austin, P., and Anderson, G. Optimal statistical decisions for hospital report cards. Medical Decision Making. 25(1):11-19, Jan./Feb. 2005.
Galvin, R., and others. Has the Leapfrog Group had an impact on the health care market? Health Affairs. 24(1):228-233, Jan./Feb. 2005.
Berwick, D., Kabcenell, A., and Nolan, T. No Toyota yet, but a start. Modern Healthcare. 35(5):18-19, Jan. 31, 2005.
McNamara, J. Developing the culture to deliver world-class healthcare. COR Healthcare Market Strategist. 6(1):1, 11-15, Jan. 2005.
MacStravic, S. Evidence-based experience management in health care. Health Care Strategic Management. 23(1):1, 18-19, Jan. 2005.
Mills, P., and others. Using aggregate root cause analysis to reduce falls and related injuries. Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 31(1):21-31, Jan. 2005.
Berman, S., and Maund, T., editors. It's in the cards: a practice-friendly, real-time data collection strategy for quality improvement. Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 31(1):54-58, Jan. 2005.
Naveh, E., and Stern, Z. How quality improvement programs can affect general hospital performance. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance. 18(4/5):249-270, 2005.
Balding, C. Embedding organisational quality improvement through middle manager ownership. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance. 18(4/5):271-288, 2005.
Babensky, J., Roe, J., and Bolton, R. Lean Sigma--will it work for healthcare? Journal of Healthcare Information Management. 19(1):39-44, Winter 2005.