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A lean perspective: The power of process consistency

December 23, 2014Guest Commentary

Many providers struggle with implementing and maintaining consistent, well-defined processes. From front-end intake to back-end billing workflows, having well-defined and formalized processes is a key driver of operational excellence and successful revenue cycle management.  Standard work is one critical success factor associated with well-managed and effective processes. The other two critical success factors are hardwiring of vital behaviors among team members; and having visible, effective...

Chris Calderon, Lean principles

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Live blogging from HME Business Summit: Your path to continuous improvement and profits

September 13, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Speakers: Janice Ahlstrom of Wipfli and John Teevan of Home Care Medical. Ahlstrom and Teevan are talking about Home Care Medical's three-year journey implementing lean principles. Why do providers need to look at improving their efficiency with tools like lean principles? Ahlstrom is the third speaker today to cite this statistic: Health care is 17.5% of our GDP. (The repeated message is that too much is spent on health care.) Here's the path of the journey that Home Care Medical has been on:...

Lean principles, On The Editor's Desk

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