Scanning the Headlines: Six Sigma

Updated on July 28, 2005

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Yang, J.  Six sigma tools improve patient throughput.  AuntMinnie.com  Jan. 2, 2004.

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

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.

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

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

Caldwell, C.  Six Sigma high performance characteristics:  the senior leaders' role - part 2. HealthLeaders.com.  Dec. 20, 2002.  

Caldwell, C.  Six Sigma high performance characteristics:  the senior leaders' role - part 1.  HealthLeaders.com.  Dec. 6, 2002.

Caldwell, C., and Cook, K.  Six Sigma case study series - River Region Health System emergency department.  HealthLeaders.com.  Nov. 15, 2002.  

Caldwell, C., Miller, K., and Hess, J.  Six Sigma case study series - medication safety project, part 2.  HealthLeaders.com.   Nov. 1, 2002.  

Caldwell, C., Miller, K., and Hess, J.  Six Sigma case study series - medication safety project, part 1.  HealthLeaders.com.  Oct. 18, 2002.  

Benedetto, A., Dunnington, J., and Oxford-Zelenske, D.  Using Six Sigma to improve the film library.  Radiology Management.  24(5):26-35; quiz 36-8, Sep./Oct. 2002.

Goree, M.  Thinking strategically.  Michigan Health and Hospitals.  38(5):8-11, Sep./Oct. 2002.

Gaucher, E., Lynch, M., and Caldwell, C.  Six Sigma managed care study:  quantum improvement at Wellmark BCBS - part 2.  HealthLeaders.com.   Sep. 30, 2002. 

Gaucher, E., Lynch, M., and Caldwell, C.  Six Sigma managed care study:  quantum improvement at Wellmark BCBS - part 1. HealthLeaders.com.   Sep. 13, 2002.  

Enhance pursuit of excellence by integrating ISO 9000, Baldrige.  Healthcare and Benchmarks Quality Improvement.  9(9):25-28, Sept. 2002.

Smith, D., and Blakeslee, J.  The new strategic Six Sigma.  T+D.  56(9):45-52, Sep. 2002.

Caldwell, C.  Critical roles in Six Sigma deployments - part 3.  HealthLeaders.com.   Aug. 30, 2002.  

Caldwell, C.  Critical roles in Six Sigma deployments - part 2. HealthLeaders.com.   Aug. 16, 2002.  

Caldwell, C.  Critical roles in Six Sigma deployments - part 1.  HealthLeaders.com.   Aug. 5, 2002.   

Hutton, D., and Caldwell, C.  Executive coaching accelerates performance to Six Sigma levels.  HealthLeaders.com.  July 19, 2002.  

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma.  HealthLeaders.com.  July 5, 2002.  

Summers, J., and Nowicki, M.  Managing organizational improvement in a resource-challenged environment.  Healthcare Financial Management.  56(7):60-62, July 2002.

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma - part 10. HealthLeaders.com.  June 21, 2002.  

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma - part 9. HealthLeaders.com.   June 7, 2002.  

Traylor, P.  Quality pioneers:  a Milwaukee hospital is amoung the first to adapt a stringent industrial model to healthcare; Six Sigma solution.  Modern Physician.  :13, June 1, 2002.

Ettinger, W., and Slaterbeck, J.  Case study 2:  cancer and chemotherapy; Six Sigma solution.  :17, June 1, 2002.

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma - part 8.  HealthLeaders.com.   May 24, 2002.  

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma - part 7.  HealthLeaders.com.   May 10, 2002.  

Burrington-Brown, J.  Six Sigma makes sense as quality initiative.  Journal of AHIMA.  73(5):56-7, May, 2002.

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma - part 6.  HealthLeaders.com.   Apr. 26, 2002.   

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma - part 5. HealthLeaders.com.   Apr. 5, 2002.  

Simmons, J.  Using Six Sigma to make a difference in health quality.  Quality Letter for Healthcare Leaders.  14(4):2-10, 1.  Apr. 2002.

Seshadri, S.  Six Sigma gains momentum in healthcare.  Radiology Management.  24(2):16-8, Mar./Apr. 2002.

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma - part 4. HealthLeaders.com.   Mar. 22, 2002.  

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma - part 3.  HealthLeaders.com.  Mar. 8, 2002.  

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma - part 2. HealthLeaders.com.   Feb. 22, 2002.  

Caldwell, C.  Balanced scorecarding in Six Sigma - part 1.  HealthLeaders.com.   Feb. 8, 2002.  

Eckes, G.  Making Six Sigma last (and work).  Ivey Business Journal.  66(3):77-81, Jan. 1, 2002.

Lazarus, I., and Stamps, B.  The promise of Six Sigma - part 2.  Managed Healthcare Executive.  12(1):27-30, Jan. 2002.

Six Sigma effort paying dividends for CT hospitals.  Data Strategy and Benchmarks.  6(1):1-6, Jan. 2002.

Bisgaard, S., and others.  Improving business processes with Six Sigma.  Quality Congress.  ASQ Annual Quality Congress Proceedings.  :701-704, 2002.

Cooper, A.  Six Sigma deployment in a large integrated health system.  Quality Congress.  ASQ Annual Quality Congress Proceedigs.  :71-77, 2002.

Reiley, T.  FMEA in preventing medical accidents.  ASQ's Annual Quality Congress Proceedings.  :657-664, 2002.

 

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