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Category: Healthcare

10
Aug

Catching the HRO Wave: Marching Towards “Zero Harm to Patients”

Submitted By: Dr. Bahadir Inozu

After seeing the benefits of becoming a High Reliability Organization (HRO) in other industries, Military Healthcare System (MHS) is transforming into an HRO, as mandated following a  Secretary of Defense ordered review of safety, access, and quality in 2014.  This review stated that, “The foundation for improving performance in the MHS rests on combining the concepts […]


18
Jun

NOVACES Presents on Critical Chain for Facilities Management at the 2014 Project Management Symposium

Submitted By: Brian MacClaren

NOVACES presented on Wednesday, June 11 at the 2014 Project Management Symposium, sponsored by The Project Management Institute’s Silver Spring Chapter. Their presentation, Taming the Chaos in the Annual Capital Budgeting Process with Multi-Project Critical Chain, was presented by Hilbert Robinson and covered the use of project portfolio management and critical chain concepts to improve […]


20
Aug

Update #2 on Emergency Department “Door to Doc” Time

Submitted By: Bob Sproull

The Emergency Department improvement team began developing their current state process map and found out very early on that imagining their process and getting it down on paper was not an easy task.  There were disagreements for sure on how the actual process looks, but the most difficult thing was deciding how to map out […]


30
Apr

Healthcare Performance Improvement: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Part 2)

Submitted By: Dan Chauncey

Today Many put the start of the quality revolution with the NBC Television’s show “NBC White Paper.” On June 24, 1980 Lloyd Dobbins introduced W. Edwards Deming to America in an episode entitled: If Japan can… Why can’t we? The show addressed how Deming’s advice on continuous process improvement and recognizing that manufacturing is a […]


30
Apr

NOVACES Awarded Contract with VA Supply Chain Management School

Submitted By: Brian MacClaren

NOVACES Awarded Contract with Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy to Provide Training for the Supply Chain Management School The Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA) will receive Principles of Inventory Management Training from the NOVACES and APICS DC Metro team under this five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement. NOVACES, a leading management consulting and training firm for […]


28
Mar

Healthcare Performance Improvement: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Part 1)

Submitted By: Dan Chauncey
Categories: Healthcare

Yesterday How does an integrated approach to performance improvement in healthcare differ from historical quality improvement? First let’s do a quick look back at quality improvement. Within healthcare we could go all the way back to Hippocrates, but let’s stay a little more contemporary. Most people like to start with Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis or Florence […]


28
Jan

Defining the Role of a Project Champion

Submitted By: Jason Makaroff

What is my role as the Lean Six Sigma Project Champion? The Champion for your organization will be utilizing key resources to fulfill the project requirements and will need to ensure that each project is an organizational priority and that it has leadership support at the executive level. Champions must have an understanding of the […]


18
Jan

All 32 facilities accredited for Level III NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

Submitted By: Brian MacClaren
Categories: Headlines | Healthcare

I have great news to report since our last post about the Patient-Centered Medical Home initiative with our client on the west coast. There were 10 facilities that still being evaluated as of that post. We were just notified that all 32 facilities are now accredited for Level III NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home. NCQA ’s Patient-Centered […]


10
Jan

Deborah Smith of NOVACES Selected for Most Powerful and Influential Women Award at the Fourth Annual Louisiana Women’s Conference

Submitted By: Brian MacClaren
Categories: Headlines | Healthcare

With this year’s theme of “Finding Health, Wealth, and Balance in 2012,” Deborah Smith was recognized by Donna Brazile, Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and Dennis Kennedy, Founder & CEO of the National Diversity Council, during the Fourth Annual Louisiana Women’s Conference.


9
Jan

On track for 32 Level III NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Accreditations

Submitted By: Brian MacClaren
Categories: Headlines | Healthcare

The hard work of our team and an amazing client on the west coast is paying off. They have successfully accredited 22 of a total planned 32 facilities for Level III NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home. This is a mixture of family practice clinics, pediatric clinics, and primary care clinics. The remaining 10 clinics await final […]

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