Lean-Six Sigma for Healthcare: A Senior Leader Guide to Improving Cost and Throughput
Chip Caldwell, Jim Brexler, Tom Gillem
Hardcover: 224 pages + bonus CD-ROM
ASQ Quality Press / Productivity Press
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This book explains the powerful techniques of Lean-Six Sigma specifically for healthcare organizations, and focusing on the executive level.
Successful Lean-Six Sigma deployment begins and ends with a focus on achieving strategic results. Lean-Six Sigma can aggressively improve throughput and quality while extracting significant costs within the organization. This book will take leaders down the path in the exploration and implementation of methods that drive quantum improvement, and this book will serve as the effective and practical guide.
The included CD-ROM contains all the tools and resources mentioned and recommended in the book. You may view an excerpt of this book here. Its fully cover these topics and resources:
The Role of Senior Leaders: Raising the Performance Bar
The Role of Senior Leaders: Coaching Cost of Quality Recovery
The Role of Senior Leaders: Organizing Lean-Six Sigma Project Methodologies to Drive Change
The Role of Senior Leaders: Achieving the Strategic Magic Moment
The Role of Senior Leaders: Simulation, Experimentation, and the Cost of Not Getting It Right the First Time
The Role of Senior Leaders: Driving Sustainable Organizational Change
The Role of Senior Leaders: Engaging Physicians
The Role of Senior Leaders: Achieving Sustainable Results (Magic Moment Example)
Waste Walk Form
DMAIC Project Charter Template
Lean-Six Sigma Solution Set
PDCA Project Method Assessment Workpaper
Chip Caldwell, Jr., FACHE, is the president of Chip Caldwell & Associates, specializing in strategic deployment of clinical and systems quality improvement and cost reduction initiatives in healthcare organizations. He has trained over 10,000 personnel in organizations including IBM, Veterans' Administration, and the U.S. Navy.
The American Society for Quality (ASQ), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, is the world’s leading authority on quality since 1946. The 104,000-member professional association creates better workplaces and communities worldwide by advancing learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange to improve business results. By making quality a global priority, an organizational imperative, and a personal ethic, ASQ becomes the community for everyone who seeks technology, concepts, or tools to improve themselves and their world.
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