Health Care

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By: Dennis F. Haley

(Academy Leadership Publishing: King of Prussia, PA) -- When news headlines trumpet story after story about fiscal mismanagement, unchecked greed, massive bankruptcies, and rampant downsizing, it’s hard to believe there’s any good news about the business world. Indeed, it’s almost impossible not to conclude that our nation’s decision makers have lost their way. But despite the turmoil that’s recently rocked corporate America—or perhaps because of it—a growing number of companies are suddenly remembering who they are.

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By: Tony Shaw

A woman in Southern California’s Inland Empire, age 53, is suffering from an unidentified neurological disorder. It started as an odd numbness in her left arm, and now she feels an uncomfortable, persistent tingling and prickling pain from the bottom of her feet to the top of her eyebrows. She feels these symptoms to varying degrees at all times of the day and night.

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By: Rashi Agarwal

Leaders of quality assurance programs must be able to generate interest and commitment without burdening clinical and administrative staff with an activity they neither understand nor believe in.

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By: Georgia Institute of Technology

The cross-functional team at Piedmont Newnan was made up of employees that deal with the process daily. For this process improvement project, they focused on case carts, which are used for pulling together all supplies needed for surgical procedures.

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By: Knowledge at Wharton

Toyota’s legendary lean processes didn’t come out of nowhere. They were forged by the fire of urgency in post-World War II Japan when resources were scarce. Toyota innovated—and continued to innovate. Today, the Toyota Production System is the most respected manufacturing and inventory control system on earth—and very hard to duplicate. The company has been able to consistently reduce waste and cost through it’s commitment to lean and high quality products.

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By: redOrbit

With a silicone rubber “stick on” sheet containing dozens of miniature, powerful lenses, engineers at Harvard are one step closer to putting the capacity of a large laboratory into a microsized package.

The marriage of high-performance optics with microfluidics could prove the perfect match for making lab-on-a-chip technologies more practical.

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By: Mark Graban

When I was in Sweden recently, we had a lot of good discussion about the lean concept of “standardized work.”

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By: Jane Martinsons

With or without health care reform, health care quality professionals know that change is already a new reality for U.S. health care, transforming the industry, their own organizations, and their professional roles on what seems a daily basis.

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