Why settle for incremental improvement?
Throughout the US and Canada, healthcare organizations are using Lean to achieve breakthrough results. A few of clients’ accomplishments after using Lean techniques to resolve programmatic inefficiencies include:
Reduced testing turnaround time by 77%
Reassigned FTEs for annual savings of over $900
Consolidated workspace for construction avoidance savings in the millions of dollars
An analysis of clients’ organization and facilities generally identifies countless opportunities to save wasteful steps, better organize supplies, put equipment within easier reach – all improving staff efficiencies and effectiveness and assisting to reduce total case-time. Lean provides a proven and systematic way of streamlining organizations’ workflow, eliminate waste and enable organizations to sustain successes. Lean is doing more with less. It is the methodical approach to eliminating wasted efforts and lost revenue in your organization – doing more business, performing more cases, increasing margin per case all without increased resource expenditure.
If your organization’s program is plagued by inconsistent results, needlessly long case times or extensive rework, Six Sigma is the tool designed to turn your program around. Frequently consultants fail in implementing Six Sigma methodology in the OR; typically these consultants are engineers who do not understand the operating room. Training individuals on your staff in Six Sigma techniques and process thinking results in the highest level of continuous quality improvement, sustained program change resulting in sustained program efficiency and marketability. Increased efficiency results in increased margin per case; improved marketability results in increased surgeon and patient satisfaction and increased cases. Concurrently combining increased margin per case and increased case volume results in dramatic improvement of program profitability.
The combination of Lean and Six Sigma in your organization results in the ability to do more with less and sustain that redesigned program structure on-going.
OR Efficiencies, LLC is aligned with Johnson & Johnson’s Lean – Six Sigma training program of ValuMetrix University to bring your organization resources and learning tools in Lean Six-Sigma process improvement applications.
Contact OR Efficiencies today to discuss your Lean-Six Sigma Education and Training needs.