Where healthcare challenges find solutions
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.
Voalte's pilot project at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles allowed the small firm to see how its communications technology worked in a clinical setting. But it was only by learning from its mistakes that the platform won widespread adoption within a major healthcare system.
New technologies must leap a series of escalating hurdles before they become widespread at Dignity Health in California. Is this a model for every system seeking to scale innovation?
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.
A botched rollout of electronic health records taught Cedars-Sinai Health System some valuable lessons: move slowly, engage partners and learn from your mistakes.
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.
A new study exploring efforts to keep operating rooms free of contamination ended up revealing some interesting findings about inefficiencies.
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.
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.
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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