Where healthcare challenges find solutions

Payment

Patients are increasingly reaching into their own pockets to cover the cost of healthcare. They want more information about costs and ways to conveniently pay their bills while providers want to maintain healthy margins. Read more about innovative payment tools.

Let the pilot be your guide to a systemwide solution

A Canadian hospital's small pilot project for training family members in how to be better home care providers identified an unanticipated problem—most of them didn't identify as caregivers. The finding allowed the hospital to come up with a surprising solution.

 Slow cooking works best when installing new health technologies

Slow cooking works best when installing new health technologies

A botched rollout of electronic health records taught Cedars-Sinai Health System some valuable lessons: move slowly, engage partners and learn from your mistakes.

Software KaiNexus offers Lean an assist

Healthcare providers are quickly and enthusiastically embracing Lean process improvement principles to cut costs, become more efficient and enhance quality. But there's room for improvement even in the process of improving.

Blog: Operating room inefficiencies could pose patient safety risk

Blog: Operating room inefficiencies could pose patient safety risk

A new study exploring efforts to keep operating rooms free of contamination ended up revealing some interesting findings about inefficiencies.

Presence Health rethinks its Lean initiative

Just six months after taking over the head office at Presence Health system, CEO Michael Englehart is rethinking being "Lean." The Chicago-based system's 11 hospitals had been practicing a manufacturing industry management style known as Lean. The goal was to address challenges to delivering high-value care.

Blog: NEJM writers confuse 'Medical Taylorism' with 'Lean'

The latest New England Journal of Medicine launches a frontal attack on the application of Toyota's Lean manufacturing techniques to healthcare settings. How its writers got it wrong.

Learning to be Lean: One hospital's staff discovers improving efficiency isn't easy

Learning to be Lean: One hospital's staff discovers improving efficiency isn't easy

See how a hospital's front-line staff learns to be Lean in Modern Healthcare's on-the-ground report revealing Presence Health's struggle to cut turnaround time in its busy surgical suites.

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