Lean Principles in Mercy Hospital

Lean Principles in Mercy Hospital Identify an area of opportunity within the Healthcare setting where you think a Lean process could be adopted to improve workflow and patient satisfaction. Post this discussion and a response to one of your fellow student’s ideas.Lean management is not a new concept, but it is relatively new to health care. While skeptics are right when they say, Patients are not cars, medical care is, in fact, delivered in extraordinarily complex organizations, with thousands of interacting processes, much like the manufacturing industry. Many aspects of the Toyota Production System and other lean tools, therefore, can and do apply to the processes of delivering care.Courageous, forward-thinking health care organizations such as Virginia Mason and ThedaCare, along with others, are leading the way by demonstrating that lean management can reduce waste in healthcare with results comparable to other industries. Leaders of these organizations emphasize the importance of creating an organizational culture that is ready and willing to accept lean thinking. Without a receptive culture, the principles of LEAN will fail. See case study attached here. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement believes that many management and operations tools in other industries can be applied successfully to health care. Lean principles hold the promise of reducing or eliminating wasted time, money, and energy in health care, creating a system that is efficient, effective, and truly responsive to the needs of patients the customers at the heart of it all.Consider the case of Mercy Medical Center (attached) in Iowa from your readings. This case quickly illustrates how the LEAN process can be used to identify efficiencies.  Particularly note the flow through the emergency room, the measures used to track that flow, and the resulting steps that were eliminated to make the process more efficient. Free features N Outline $5 FREE N Revisions $30 FREE N Title Page $5 FREE N Bibliography $15 FREE N Formatting $10 FREE PLACE AN ORDER NOW Why Choose Us? N Satisfied and returning customers N A wide range of services N 6-hour delivery available N Money-back guarantee N 100% privacy guaranteed N Only custom-written papers N Free amendments upon request N Free extras by request N Constant access to your paper’s writer N A professional team of experienced paper writers N 10+ years of experience in the custom writing market MANAGE ORDERS We accept PLACE AN ORDER NOW