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 nurse voiced her concerns about the time it takes to access Ativan, a medicine used for seizures. PICU and Pharmacy worked together to get to the root cause of the problem and created a process to cut down the time and the number of steps in the process from eight steps to just four steps. This change has been implemented across the hospital to help all staff and patients.