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Harris, M., and Wood, J.  Resuscitate ED metrics with split-flow design.  HFM;66(12):76-79, Dec. 2012.

Lean-driven solutions slash ED wait times, LOS.  ED Management;24(12):139-141, Dec. 2012.

Pine, M., and others.  Harnessing the power of enhanced data for healthcare quality improvement: lessons from a Minnesota Hospital Association pilot project.  Journal of Healthcare Management;57(6):406-420, Nov./Dec. 2012.

DeGioia, A.M., III, Greenhouse, P.K., and DiGioia, C.S.  Digital video recording in the inpatient setting: a tool for improving care experiences and efficiency while decreasing waste and cost.  Niemeijer, G.C., and others.  Impact of 5 years of lean six sigma in a university medical center.  Quality Management in Health Care;21(4):269-277, Oct.-Dec. 2012.

McNutt, R., and others.  Cost and quality implications of discrepancies between admitting and discharge diagnosis.  Quality Management in Health Care;21(4):220-227, Oct.-Dec. 2012.

Niemeijer, G.C., and others.  Impact of 5 years of lean six sigma in a university medical center.  Quality Management in Health Care;21(4):262-268, Oct.-Dec. 2012.

Newman, M.  Four U.S. Organizations Honored with the 2012 Baldridge National Quality Award.  Overland Park, KS:  Baldridge Performance Excellence Program.  Nov. 14, 2012.

Study: hospitals struggle to implement proven strategies for eliminating ED boarding, crowding.  ED Management;24(11):121-124, Nov. 2012.

Lean’s kanban may be answer to efficient OR supply management.  OR Manager;28(11):1, 6-13, Nov. 2012.

Timble, J., and others.  Five reasons that many comparative effectiveness studies fail to change patient care and clinical practice.  Health Affairs.  31(10):2168-2175, Oct. 2012.

ED flow facilitators make throughput center stage, achieve decreases in LWBS, LOS, and door-to-bed times.  ED Management;24(8):103-105, Sept. 2012.

Welch, S.J., and others.  Volume-related differences in emergency department performance.  The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety;38(9):395-402, Sept. 2012.

Thorpe, J., and Cascio, T.  Update:  Medicare quality measurement and reporting programs.  HealthReform GPS.  Sept. 2012.

Medicare Hospital Quality Chartbook 2012.  Baltimore, MD:  Centers for Medicare Services.  Sept. 2012.

Anderson, K., Behrens, E., and Neaman, M.  Reducing readmissions: data system helps address complex questions, improve medicine.  Modern Healthcare;42(34):22, Aug. 20, 2012.

Gawande A. Big Med.Restaurant chains have managed to combine quality control, cost control, and innovation. Can health care? New Yorker, Aug. 13, 2012.

MacKenzie, T.D., and others.  A discharge panel at Denver Health, focused on complex patients, may have influenced decline in length-of-stay.  Health Affairs;31(8):1786-1795, Aug. 2012.

Rabin, E., and others.  Solutions to emergency department ‘boarding’ and crowding are underused and may need to be legislated.  Health Affairs;31(8):1757-1766, Aug. 2012.

Brown, D.S.  Interview with quality leaders: Dr. Donna E. Shalala nad Dr. Linda Burnes Bolton on the Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine.  Journal for Healthcare Quality;34(4):40-44, July/Aug. 2012.

May, E.L.  Boosting clinical productivity.  Healthcare Executive;27(4):9-10, 12, 14-16, July/Aug. 2012.

Mayer, T., and Jensen, K.  The business case for patient flow.  Healthcare Executive;27(4):50, 52-53, July/Aug. 2012.

Oh, J.  AF4Q hospitals improve readmissions, language services and other quality measures.  Becker's Hospital Review.  July 31, 2012.

Rothstein, F.  The quest for quality:  Mastering the six IOM aims.  H&HN.  July 20, 2012.

Lean-driven improvements slash wait times, drive up patient satisfaction scores.  ED Management;24(7):79-81, July 2012.

Gonsenhauser, J., and others.  Developing a multidisciplinary robotic surgery quality assessment program.  Journal for Healthcare Quality;34(3):43-53, June 2012.

Naik, T., and others.  A structured approach to transforming a large public hospital emergency department via lean methodologies.  Journal for Healthcare Quality;34(2):86-97, Mar./Apr. 2012.

Grossman, J., and others.  STAT: how to make every minute count.  Journal for Healthcare Quality;34(2):98-103, Mar./Apr. 2012.

Johnson, M., and Capasso, V.  Improving patient flow through a better discharge process.  Journal of Healthcare Management;57(2):89-93, Mar.-Apr. 2012.

Borghans, I., and others.  Fifty ways to reduce length of stay: an inventory of how hospital staff would reduce the length of stay in their hospital.  Health Policy;104(3):222-233, Mar. 2012.

Channon, B.S., Riley, E.G., and Sussman, J.H.  Achieving sustainable cost transformation.  HFM. Healthcare Financial Management;66(3):73-82, Mar. 2012.

DeJohn, P.  New study benchmarks performance of ASCs. OR Manager;28(3):23-25, Mar. 2012.

Patterson, P.  Electronic tool aids in navigating preop process.  OR Manager;28(3):9-11, Mar. 2012.

Streamlining preoperative care: role of software.  OR Manager;28(3):6-8, Mar. 2012.

Duckett, S., and Nijssen-Jordan, C.  Using quality improvement methods at the system level to improve hospital emergency department treatment times.  Quality Management in Health Care;21(1):29-33, Jan.-Mar. 2012.

Hansson, J., and others.  What happened to the no-wait hospital? A case study of operational plans for reduced waits.  Quality Management in Health Care;21(1):34-43, Jan.-Mar. 2012.

Balancing staff productivity with open OR time.  OR Manager;28(2):13-14, Feb. 2012.

Lean: tackling waste in the sterile supply area.  OR Manager;28(2):21-24, Feb. 2012.

Vardaman, J.M., Cornell, P.T., and Clancy, T.R.  Complexity and change in nurse workflows.  JONA. Journal of Nursing Administration;42(2):78-82, Feb. 2012.

Grimshaw, H.  Physician scribes improve productivity.  MGMA Connexion;12(2):27-28, Feb. 2012.

Helton, J., and others.  Do EHR investments lead to lower staffing levels?  Healthcare Financial Management;66(2):54-60, Feb. 2012. 

New ‘patient accelerated care environment’ aims to facilitate work flow, free up ED for acute care needs.  ED Management;24(2):17-19, Feb. 2012.

Lourde, K.  Physicians moving in.  Provider;38(2):22-23, 25-26, 28, 30, 32-33, Feb. 2012.

Lindeman, S., and Lyke, J.P.  Smooth transitions reduce hospital visits.  Provider;38(2):35-36, 38, Feb. 2012.

Rodak, S.  6 strategies for improving OR performance through a hospital- employed anesthesiology model.  Becker’s Hospital Review;2012(1):50-51, Jan.-Feb. 2012.

Silich, S.J., and others.  Using six sigma methodology to reduce patient transfer times from floor to critical-care beds.  Journal for Healthcare Quality;34(1):4-54, Jan.-Feb. 2012.

Guillamondegui, O., and others.  Using the national surgical quality improvement program and the Tennessee surgical quality collaborative to improve surgical outcomes.  Journal of the American College of Surgeons.  Jan 23, 2012.

Pawloski, P., Cusick, D., and Amborn, L.  Development of clinical pharmacy productivity metrics.  American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;69(1):49-54, Jan. 1, 2012.

Expert: take aim at long wait times by mastering the art of cue management.  ED Management.  24(1):5-6, Jan. 2012.

AHRQ Quality Indicators TM toolkit for Hospitals. Improving Performance on the AHRQ Quality Indicators.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Jan. 2012.

Data for benchmarking your OR’s performance.  OR Manager;28(1):13-16, Jan. 2012.

Marco, W.  Performance Based Medicine:  Creating the High Performance Network.  Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis Group, 2012.  (W 130 AA1 D372p 2012).

Jackson, T.  Standard Work for Lean Healthcare.  Boca Raton, FL:  Taylor & Francis Group, 2012.  (W 84 AA1 S785 2012).

Wood, D.  Taking the pulse of lean healthcare.  Healthcare Quarterly;15(4):27-33, 2012.

Smith, M., and others.  Best Care at Lower Cost:  The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America.  Washington, DC:  The National Academies Press.  2012.


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