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Improving Healthcare Quality and Cost with Six Sigma
The Definitive Six Sigma Guide for Healthcare: Methodologies, Tools, and Metrics nbsp; Rising costs are making healthcare unaffordable for millions, and 100,000 people die every year due to medical error. Healthcare must change-dramatically. Many leading healthcare institutions are discovering a powerful toolset for addressing both quality and cost: Six Sigma. In this hands-on, start-to-finish guidebook, four leading experts introduce Six Sigma from the unique standpoint of the healthcare professional, showing exactly how to implement it in real-world environments. nbsp; Drawing on their unsurpassed experience, the authors offer step-by-step methodologies, tools, and metrics-all thoroughly adapted to the unique realities of healthcare. They demonstrate how to utilize Six Sigmarsquo;s Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) process to address even the most challenging problems. They also offer realistic guidance on rolling out Six Sigma initiatives that deliver rapid and sustainable value. nbsp; The authors show Six Sigma at work in every area of the hospital: clinical, radiology, surgery, ICU, cardiovascular, laboratories, emergency, trauma, administrative services, staffing, billing, cafeteria, even central supply.
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April 09, 2007
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