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Combating COVID-19: How Adventist HealthCare is Using Process Maps to Fight Back and Keep Staff Safe

Here, there, everywhere — it's nearly impossible to escape hearing or seeing news on COVID-19. Not all news is bad though; the human spirit is resilient and efforts are underway all around the globe to find a vaccine. Healthcare systems are being tested like never before. However, in the face of this adversity, many like Adventist HealthCare, are rising to the occasion. 

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    by LSSU Admin - Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 1:00 PM
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    In this last post (for now) on my series on shop floor management I will talk about how to conduct a shop floor meeting. Who should be there; when, how long, and how often you should have such a meeting; and what is on the agenda. I will also talk about common mistakes that you ... Read more

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      It's possible that I could start traveling again for my healthcare consulting work next month… or maybe in July. My colleagues at Value Capture aren't sure yet how this will work out, but clients are sharing their current plans for starting to re-open — to a new normal, not the old normal. As I mentioned […]

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        Success is made up of hard work, commitment and passion but perhaps one of the most crucial factors to take into account is who we choose to surround ourselves with. As the old adage goes, 'you are who you hang out with' and the people we invite into our world on a daily basis can impact the way we think, feel and act.

         There are five types of people that you must surround yourself with if you want to successful:

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        The inspired people are those who create the urge or ability...

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          While this article is from 21 years ago and about systems thinking, Ovidiu Contras felt compelled to share it on LinkedIn today, because of the following quote: “My fourth source of fun has been the disclosure of intellectual con men—for example, propagators of TQM, benchmarking, downsizing, process reengineering, and scenario planning. Managers are incurably susceptible […]

          The post A Lifetime Of Systems Thinking | Russell Ackoff | Systems Thinker | June-July, 1999 appeared first on Michel Baudin's Blog.

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            by LSSU Admin - Friday, 8 May 2020, 8:00 PM
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            Thanks as always to Ryan McCormick for this… Healthcare – Creating Value for Patients Lean is being blamed for exacerbating pandemic responses due to a lack of capacity in Canadian healthcare systems in this opinion piece by Larry Haiven in the Halifax Examiner.  Lean should help improve flow, however, the usual focus on # of events and costs […]

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              by LSSU Admin - Friday, 8 May 2020, 7:00 PM
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              A core concept of lean is that value is defined from the perspective of the customer, and therefore waste is as well.  We are familiar with both types of muda, waste that is unnecessary and must be removed and waste that is necessary perhaps due to regulations or inspection (be careful with that!), as well […]

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                As we collect more and more observational data from our processes, we might need new tools to provide meaningful insights. You can add modern-day machine learning techniques alongside traditional statistical tools to analyze, improve and control your processes. Let's take a look at an example that starts with binary logistic regression and ends with Classification and Regression Trees (CART®).

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                  On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on this journey because without learning we can not improve.


                  "Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth...

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                    Joining me again for Episode #369 of the podcast is Dr. Rachel Mandel, a self-described “healthcare whisperer” and Washington D.C.-based consultant for healthcare organizations. She has her own practice and also works as a Senior Healthcare Advisor for Operational Performance Solutions, Inc. She was a guest recently for Episode #367, but we had recorded that […]

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