As seen at the 2015 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
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.
A video produced by Franciscan St. Francis Health System in honor of the Shingo Research Award designation.
Shared by East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
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.