The economic downturn means an end to year over year increases in revenue with heightened pressure on financial returns. By now standard cost cutting approaches should have worked their way through organizations. What remains is applying a structured approach to achieving better quality, increased efficiency at reduced cost and improved outcomes for patients.
Lean for Healthcare | Quality Improvement | Margin Enhancement
Continuous improvement in healthcare is focused on an increased likelihood of desired outcomes, better system performance, and better professional development consistent with current knowledge.
The Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic and many other healthcare organizations are implementing structured continuous improvement programs today. Their vision is that of a healthcare system that gets the right care to the right people when they need it while capturing results for making improvements.