Scanning the Headlines: Efficiency 2009 (Archive)
Updated on October 4, 2010
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Hess, R. The missing link to success. Journal of Healthcare Information Management. 23(1):27-33, Winter 2009.
Brown, T., and Duthe, R. Getting 'lean'. Journal of Healthcare Information Management. 23(1):34-38, Winter 2009.
Phillion, M. Targeting trouble areas with Six Sigma tactics shows major results. HealthLeaders Media. Dec. 30, 2009.
Jha, A., and Epstein, A. Hospital governance and the quality of care. Health Affairs. Web Exclusive. Nov. 6, 2009.
Stuenkel, K., and Faulkner, T. A community hospital’s journey into Lean Six Sigma.
Mann, D. The missing link: Lean leadership. Frontiers of Health Services Management. 26(1):15-26, Fall 2009.
Toussaint, J. Why are we still underperforming? Frontiers of Health Services Management. 26(1):27-32, Fall 2009.
Grunden, N. Lean at the front line: all hands on deck. Frontiers of Health Services Management. 26(1):33-37, Fall 2009.
Bliss, D. Lean in healthcare—wow. Frontiers of Health Services Management. 26(1):39-42, Fall 2009.
Alikhan, L. M., Howard, R. J., and Bowry, R. From a project to transformation: how “going against the flow” led to improved access and patient flow in an academic hospital. Healthcare Management Forum. 22(3):20-26, Fall 2009.
Hintzen, B. L., and others. Effect of lean process improvement techniques on a university hospital inpatient pharmacy. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 66(22):2042-47, Nov. 15, 2009.
Jha, A., and Epstein, A. Hospital governance and the quality of care. Health Affairs. 29(1):published online. Nov. 6, 2009.
The Joint Commission Uses Lean Six Sigma for Robust Improvements. Joint Commission: The Source, 7(11):1-10, Nov. 2009.
Johnson, J. Do you know the fair market value of quality?
Boehler, R., and others. The business case for quality. Healthcare Financial Management. 63(10):62-66, Oct. 2009.
Larkin, H. 10 Years, 5 Voices, 1 Challenge. H&HN. Oct. 2009.
Liebhaber, A., Draper, D., and Cohen, G. Hospital Strategies to Engage Physicians in Quality Improvement. Center for Studying Health System Change Issue Brief, no. 127, Oct. 2009.
Schumock, G.T., and others. Data envelopment analysis: a method for comparing hospital pharmacy productivity. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 66(18):1660-1665, Sept. 15, 2009.
Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison. Industrial and Systems Engineering and Health Care: Critical Areas of Research PDF File. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Qualtiy, Sept. 2009.
IHI Improvement Map: From Here to Excellence, Reliable Routes to Exceptional Hospital Care. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Sept. 2009.
Young, J. Q., and Wachter, R. M. applying Toyota production system principles to a psychiatric hospital: making transfers safer and more timely. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 35(9):439-448, Sept. 2009.
Hsaio, A., and shiffman, R. N. Dropping the baton during the handoff from emergency department to primary care: pediatric asthma continuity errors. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 35(9):467-474, Sept. 2009.
Chand, S., Moskowitz, H., Norris, J.B., and others. Improving patient flow at an outpatient clinic: study of sources of variability and improvement factors. Health Care Management Science. 12(3):325-340, Sept. 2009.
Chang, C.F., and Troyer, J.L. The impact of TennCare on hospital efficiency. Health Care Management Science. 12(3):201-216, Sept. 2009.
Young, J., and Wachter, R. Applying Toyota Production System Principles to a Psychiatric Hospital: Making Transfers Safer and More Timely. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 35(9):439-448, Sept. 2009.
Thornlow, D., and Merwin, E. Managing to improve quality: the relationship between accreditation standards, safety practices, and patient outcomes. Health Care Management Review. 34(3):262-72, July-Sept. 2009.
Clark, C. Two rural hospitals say award doesn't matter in pay for performance success. HealthLeaders Media. Aug. 26, 2009.
Medicare Demonstrations Show Paying for Quality Health Care Pays Off. Washington: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of Public Affairs, Press release, Aug. 17. 2009.
Quality Initiatives Undertaken by the Veterans Health Administration. Washington: Congress of the United States, Aug. 2009.
Kim, C. S. Implementation of Lean Thinking: one health system’s journey. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 35(8):406-413, Aug. 2009.
Weinstock M. A model of efficiency [Novant Health]. Hospitals & Health Networks. 33(8):20-24, Aug. 2009.
Hussey, P., and others. A systematic review of health care efficiency measures. Health Services Research. 44(4):784-805, Aug. 2009.
IHI's improvement map: A new concept to help hospitals achieve better patient outcomes. Healthcare Executive. July/Aug. 2009.
Molpus, J. Live from the AHA summitt: Tom Peters' 14 steps to prevent the awful hospital experience. HealthLeaders Media. July 24, 2009.
Charting Nursing's Future: Addressing the Quality and Safety Gap. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Founation, July 2009.
DuPree, E., and others. Improving patient satisfaction with pain management using Six Sigma tools. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 35(7): 343-350, July 2009.
2008 National Healthcare Quality Report – State Snapshots. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, July 2009.
Durham, J., and Ritchey, T. Leaning forward. Removing design inefficiencies and improving quality. Health Facilities Management. 22(7):23-27, July 2009.
Phillion, M. Hospital learns lesssons during its transition to ISO 9001 certification. HealthLeaders Media. June 1, 2009.
Pickoff, R. The five states of acceptance of quality initiatives by the medical staff. P hysician Executive Journal of Medical Management. 35(3):42-44, June 2009.
ED/Hospitalist Plan Improves Throughput. ED Management. 21(6):70-71, June 2009.
ED Initiative Adds $20M in Revenues. ED Management. 21(6):68-69, June 2009.
Kahn, J.M., Ten Have, T.R., and Iwashyna, T.J. The Relationship Between Hospital Volume and Mortality in Mechanical Ventilation: An Instrumental Variable Analysis. Health Services Research. 44(3):862-879, June 2009.
Ryan, A.M. Effects of the Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration on Medicare Patient Mortality and Cost. Health Services Research. 44(3):821-842, June 2009.
Campbell, R. J. Thinking lean in healthcare. Journal of AHIMA. 80(6):40-43, June. 2009.
Shebl, N., Franklin, B., and Barber, N. Is failure mode and effect analysis reliable? Journal of Patient Safety. 5(2):86-94, June 2009.
Wetterneck, T., Hundt, A., and Carayon, P. FME team performance in health care: a qualitative analysis of team member perceptions. Journal of Patient Safety. 5(2):102-108, June 2009
Jones, S., and Spencers M. Can registered nurse staffing affect quality and compliance? Journal of Health Care Compliance. 11(3):49-54, May/June 2009.
Vallejo, B., editor. Tools of the trade: Lean and Six Sigma. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 31(3):3-4, May/June 2009.
Wojtys, E., and others. Applying Lean techniques to improve the patient scheduling process. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 31(3):10-16, May/June 2009.
Eller, A. Rapid assessment and disposition: applying LEAN in the emergency department. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 31(3):17-22, May/June 2009.
Snyder, K., and McDermott, M. A rural hospital takes on Lean. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 31(3):23-28, May/June 2009.
Black, J. Transforming the patient care environment with Lean Six Sigma and realistic evaluation. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 31(3):29-35, May/June 2009.
Kaplan, S., and others. Design for Six Sigma in healthcare: developing an employee influenza vaccination process. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 31(3):36-43, May/June 2009.
Fogg, J. Interview with a quality leader: Paul Uhlig on transforming healthcare. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 31(3):5,-9 May/June 2009.
Jha, A.K., and others. Measuring efficiency: the association of hospital costs and quality of care. Health Affairs. 28(3):897-906, May/June 2009.
Gardner, E. Empowered to improve: Memorial Hermann uses lessons from the nuclear energy industry to make quality and safety strides, help win annual NQF award. Modern Healthcare. 39(20):28-31, May 18, 2009.
Lean thinking: lessons of Toyota to help improve surgical services. OR Manager. 25(5):1, May 2009.
Noon, C. E., Schiffers, H., and Crane, J. How to have a leaner OR department. OR Manager. 25(5):11-12, May 2009.
Patterson, P. Getting the staff’s buy-in for Lean. OR Manager. 25(5):13-14, May 2009.
Patterson, P. The diary of one OR’s kaizen event. OR Manager. 25(5):16-17, 20, May 2009.
Lean methods for weeding out waste. OR Manager. 25(5):18, 20, May 2009.
Patterson, P. Using Lean to steer a department. OR Manager. 25(5):21-23, May 2009.
McCannon, C. J., and Perla, R. J. Learning networks for sustainable, large-scale improvement. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 35(5):286-290, May 2009.
Taurasi, R. Quality performance improvement; count sheets in instrument sets. Healthcare Purchasing News. 33(5):34, May 2009.
Johnson, B. Streamline the supply chain with eight best practices. Materials Management in Health Care. 18(4):20-24, Apr. 2009.
Moore, J. Beyond 5 million lives. HealthLeaders. 12(4):52-53, Apr. 2009
Nembhard, I. Learning and improving in quality improvement collaboratives: which collaborative features do participants value most? Health Services Research. 44(2):Part I:359-378, Apr. 2009.
Werner, R., Konetzka, R., and Kruse, G. Impact of public reporting on unreported quality of care. Health Services Research. 44(2):Part I:379-398, Apr. 2009.
Santamour, B. Aiming for perfection. Hospitals and Health Networks. 83(4):18-21, Apr. 2009.
Thill, L. The ultimate Quest. Journal of Healthcare Contracting. 6(2):12-16, Mar./Apr. 2009.
Thill, L. Quest in action. Journal of Healthcare Contracting. 6(2):18-19, Mar./Apr. 2009.
Nicely, L., and Lemke, N. Hospitals See Benefits of Lean and Six Sigma. Milwaukee, WI: ASQ, Mar. 17, 2009.
Nuckols, T., and others. Comparing process- and outcome-oriented approaches to voluntary incident reporting in two hospitals. Joint Commission on Quality and Patient Safety. 35(3):139-145, Mar. 2009.
Saver, C. What quality award winners do to spark improvements in the OR. OR Manager. 25(3):1, 9-10, Mar. 2009.
ED slashes average wait time by more than an hour. ED Management. 21(3):30-31, Mar. 2009.
Staffing critical to help speed flow. ED Management. 21(3):31-32, Mar. 2009.
ED's turnaround time cut by almost 30 minutes. ED Management. 21(3):32, Mar. 2009.
The five S-s help improve efficiency. ED Management. 21(3):33, Mar. 2009.
Fisher, E., and others. Health Care Spending, Quality, and Outcomes. Lebanon, NH: The Dartmouth Institute, Feb. 27, 2009.
Enriquez, M., and others. Increasing hospital capacity using existing resources to improve patient flow management. Nurse Leader. 7(1):26-31, Feb. 2009.
Torner, N. OR software syncs efficiency, savings. Materials Management in Health Care. 18(2):26-28, Feb. 2009.
Vitikainen, K., Street, A., and Linna, M. Estimation of hospital efficiency: do different definitions and casemix measures for hospital output affect the results? Health Policy. 89(2):149-159, Feb. 2009.
Garcia, J., and Wells, K. Knowledge-based information to improve the quality of patient care. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 31(1);30-35, Jan./Feb. 2009.
McCue, J., Beck, A., and Smothers, K. Quality toolbox: clinical pathways can improve core measure scores. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 31(1):43-50, Jan./Feb. 2009.
Abramson, E., and others. Implementing a patient safety and quality program across two merged pediatric institutions. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 35(1);43-48, Jan. 2009.
Voorhis, K., and Willis, T. Implementing a pediatric rapid response system to improve quality and patient safety. Pediatric Clinics of North America. 56:919-933, 2009.
Kenagy, J. Designed to Adapt: Leading Healthcare in Challenging Times. Bozeman, MT: Second River Healthcare Press, 2009. (WX 150 K33d 2009).
Martin, L., and others. White Papers: Increasing Efficiency and Enhancing Value in Health Care: Ways to Achieve Savings in Operating Costs per Year - Free. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 2009.
Graban, M. Lean Hospitals. New York: Productivity Press, 2009. (WX 157 G727L 2009).
Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence. Chicago: American Hospital Association, 2009. (WX 153 H828p 2009).
Jha, A., and others. Measuring efficiency: the association of hospital costs and quality of care. Health Affairs. 28(3):897-906, 2009.
National Healthcare Quality Report. Rockville, MD : Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality. 2009.
Rohde, K. Effective Process Management: Improving Your Healthcare Delivery. Marblehead, MA: HCPro, Inc., 2009. (W 84.4 AA1 R737e 2009). (Includes CD-Rom).
Welch, S. Quality Matters: Solutions for a Safe and Efficient Emergency Department. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Resources, 2009. (WX 215 W441q 2009).
De Souza, L.. Trends and approaches in Lean healthcare. Leadership in Health Services. 22(2):121-139, 2009.
Gittell, J. High Performance Healthcare: Using the Power of Relationships to Achieve Quality, Efficiency and Resilience. New York: McGraw Hill, 2009. (W 84.8 G536h 2009).
Hospital Quality Improvement Activities: Issues in Staffing and Training. Chicago: Health Research adn Educational Trust (HRET), 2009.
Basic Concepts: Glossary. Milwaukee, WI: American Society for Quality, 2009.
Hagland, M. Transformative Quality The Emerging Revolution in Health Care Performance. New York: Taylor & Francis Group, 2009. ( W 84 AA1 H145t 2009).
Hospital Quality Improvement Activities: Issues in Staffing and Training. Chicago: Health Research and Educational Trust, 2009.
Murray, M. Process improvement and supply and demand: the elements that underlie integration. Healthcare Quarterly. 13(Sp)37-42, 2009.