Article Revised: March 28, 2019
The Lean Six Sigma Training developed by Thomas Pyzdek is a comprehensive approach to helping improve your business process. In the health care system, four forces have converged making care delivery more difficult than it has ever been. These include:
Aging baby boomers
In the next two decades, the baby boomers will become the greatest consumers of healthcare, and they have always been demanding and vocal. There is no reason to hope that they will change.
The United States has been experimenting various programs of health care funding for over ten years, and none of the concepts works for more than a few years.
While the physicians may appear to be sufficient, the healthcare sector is suffering from a shortage of other staff members, especially nurses. The current economy and increasing variety of opportunities for women have made the health care field an unattractive place to work.
The above challenges create a compelling case for change, and Lean Six Sigma is the most gripping strategy to address them.
Six Sigma is a methodology for process improvement and focuses on eliminating defects. It allows hospitals to design, manage, and improve performance so that they can perform at the highest possible levels in the following ways:
1. High level of performance
High performance promotes high volume and ensures a few errors and defects, fast turnaround times, and low cost.
2. Reduced staff turnover
The efficient processes increase employee retention by eliminating the leading causes of high turnover such as complex and cumbersome routines and procedures.
3. Overcoming professional disciplines
Lean Six Sigma leverages the effective methods and techniques to overcome the challenge of professional disciplines and reduce medical errors and defects.