Improving Processes and Productivity
The movement toward value-based purchasing models has made the concept of process improvement and its methodologies an important component of healthcare’s future. Whether Lean, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management or Re-engineering, a scientific, methodological approach to becoming a performance-driven organization will be vital to achieving success in the new model.
It is important to emphasize an aligned, accountable, process-driven improvement program is not necessarily about the size of the healthcare organization or complex IT systems needed to harness the data on which some projects can depend. It’s about listening to the customer and the employees, uncovering, implementing and tracking opportunities and creating stakeholder value while creating knowledge – all rooted in metric-based accountability.
Healthcare’s new model will demand consistent, ongoing and measurable improvement for providers to maximize reimbursement and protect their margins. Adopting a process improvement model promptly will benefit any size healthcare entity in staying ahead of the curve.
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