Turning a New Leaf

As leaders we often refer to waste as what is happening or not happening out there “The Floor”.  The key focus then becomes what processes, individual(s), or areas are in need of improvements. Although that may be true, we fail to acknowledge that we ourselves are key...

Reducing Door 2 Balloon Time

Please take a few minutes to view this Teachable Moment, connecting you directly with the daily work of clinical champions.  Like most of us involved in quality improvement and healthcare reform, you can get immersed in large data sets, randomized trials, flow charts,...

2008 Art of Innovation Award

2008 Art of Innovation Award 3rd Annual Lean Healthcare Conference Denver, Colorado April 21-22, 2008 Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate your organization (or an individual) for the Art of Innovation Award at this year’s Lean Healthcare conference in Denver. ...

Kaizen Team Building

A lot happens in Kaizen events. Facilitators of the events must be aware of all of the different facets as they guide a group of people through the process. Facilitators can be swept into the process and begin to forget about important ingredients for success that...