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Kaizens - Examples of Staff-Driven Kaizen Improvements Safety

Kaizen Example – Honor Health

As seen at the 2015 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit

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Ebola PPE Supplies

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Benefits Cost Reduction Franciscan Kaizens - Examples of Staff-Driven Kaizen Improvements Pharmacy

Save Space in White Waste Buckets

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Benefits Cost Reduction Easier Work Kaizens - Examples of Staff-Driven Kaizen Improvements

Stamp out the Stamp!

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Benefits KaiNexus Kaizens - Examples of Staff-Driven Kaizen Improvements Pharmacy Revenue

Increased Use of Specialty Pharmacy

This Kaizen was an “Opportunity for Improvement” (OI) that was identified and completed by a KaiNexus customer using the KaiNexus collaborative improvement platform software.

This Kaizen is worth about $2.7 million of additional revenue per year for just this one clinic and the system is looking to spread this practice to other clinics, based on the initial success.

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Communication Kaizens - Examples of Staff-Driven Kaizen Improvements Less Delay or Waiting

Idea Card Example – No Time for Patients to Fill Out Medical History

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Franciscan Kaizens - Examples of Staff-Driven Kaizen Improvements Videos

Healthcare Kaizen at Franciscan St. Francis Health System

A video produced by Franciscan St. Francis Health System in honor of the Shingo Research Award designation.

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Easier Work East TN Children's Hospital ICU Kaizens - Examples of Staff-Driven Kaizen Improvements Less Delay or Waiting

PICU Linen Loss

Shared by East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

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Cost Reduction East TN Children's Hospital ICU Kaizens - Examples of Staff-Driven Kaizen Improvements Materials

Floor Stock Procedure

From East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

Before a Food and Nutrition employee would have to take a trip to the PICU just to take food inventory. Now the PICU night shift Unit Secretary takes inventory and faxes an inventory request to the kitchen. This also allows PICU staff to provide for special patient food request and preferences. Once this change rolls out hospital wide this new process will free up over one hour of the Food and Nutrition employees time and allow them to provide much needed support to other operations in Food and Nutrition. The new process is also showing more than $1 in food expense per patient per day in the hospital.

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Communication East TN Children's Hospital ICU Kaizens - Examples of Staff-Driven Kaizen Improvements Patient Satisfaction

PICU Visitation Guidelines

A Kaizen from East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.