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November, 07, 2016
We couldn’t have said it better! “Nurse Leaders are critical to the effective and efficient delivery of safe patient care within healthcare organizations across the continuum of care.”  This...
October, 31, 2016
A special message for our Nurse colleagues:  We hope to see you at the OONE Fall Meeting! Nurses are well-respected for their dedication to patient care.  It may not be as well known that they are...
October, 20, 2016
Thank you, Nurses! Nurses play an essential role in providing healthcare in a wide variety of ways.  From LPNs to RNs, certified Nurse Specialists and Nurse Practitioners, patients rely on nurses to...
June, 14, 2016
Everyone who has ever visited a physician’s office knows about “the wait.”  You may have experienced “the wait” while in the outer waiting room, where a TV and magazines are supposed to help you pass...
June, 06, 2016
When our TechSolve team is engaged at hospitals across the country, one of the issues that is commonly raised related to employee engagement.  Surveys may show that employee dis-engagement is rising...
June, 02, 2016
A University of Michigan professor who has dedicated his life and work to inspiring disparate disciplines to communicate ways of making healthy lifestyle changes in large populations is the keynote...
May, 31, 2016
We’re counting the days until June 13 – the first day of the Ohio Hospital Association’s Annual Meeting and Education Summit.  We’ve been a proud sponsor of the OHA for many years, and we’ll be...
May, 23, 2016
As the date for the 2016 Annual Conference of the Ohio Hospital Association approaches, TechSolve is proud to salute the OHA as a Corporate Sponsor. The statewide economic impact of Ohio’s hospitals...
May, 17, 2016
We’re counting the days until June 13 – the first day of the Ohio Hospital Association’s Annual Meeting and Education Summit.  We’ve been a proud sponsor of the OHA for many years, and we’ll be...
April, 15, 2016
What’s the difference between Lean and Six Sigma?  DMAIC, DMADV, and DFSS?  WorkOuts and Rapid Improvement Events?  Culture Change and Transformation?  Even a Jedi might be puzzled! Join the panel...
March, 29, 2016
Can you have an excellent patient safety record, without having an effective quality program?  Most healthcare professionals would agree that these aspects of patient care are difficult to achieve...
March, 16, 2016
I was browsing around the Kentucky Hospital Association’s web site the other day, and I was impressed by the number of initiatives and activities underway in the Bluegrass State. It struck me that,...
March, 07, 2016
A while ago, I was facilitating a large group in a Lean project, and the team was meeting to document the recommendations for action. Suddenly one of the team members burst out laughing and said to...
February, 29, 2016
In a major health system with multiple hospitals, each hospital had its own nurse hiring process.  The hospitals were even competing with each other to obtain the best nurse candidates.  The process...
February, 22, 2016
A great Human Resources team is at the heart of every successful organization. For many employees, the experience of hiring, onboarding, and career development can color their attitude towards their...
February, 09, 2016
At the recent OONE Board Retreat, I was privileged to speak with a group of Nurse Leaders who play an important role in patient care and safety across the state. In my presentation I highlighted the...
January, 22, 2016
When we think of a juggler, we may imagine a brightly dressed person whose hands are moving swiftly and – almost faster than the eye can follow – a loop of revolving balls flying through the air. We...
December, 14, 2015
An executive on one of our training classes asked this question.  “I understand that the Lean approach is a journey – but can you be too Lean?  In other words, when cutting waste out of a process,...
December, 07, 2015
Most of us are familiar with the “Eight Wastes of Healthcare” (Muda).  Examples of Muda: Defects Overproduction Waiting Not utilizing employee’s full talents Transportation Inventory Motion Excess...
November, 30, 2015
We all know that it’s important to document both tangible and intangible results of Lean process improvement.  Sometimes, teams need some help in identifying sources for either cost savings or...
October, 15, 2015
National Healthcare Quality Week is sponsored by the National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), a membership and certification organization made up of more than 14,000 healthcare quality...
January, 12, 2015
Happy New Year!  Have you made a resolution to increase your knowledge of process improvement?   If you want to grow your skills and abilities in this area, you have probably done some research...
March, 18, 2014
With the coming of healthcare delivery payment reform, your organization can’t afford an inefficient workflow. Avoiding unnecessary readmission and unneeded patient visits is an economic imperative....
March, 14, 2014
In our last 6S Blog, we discussed how to start your spring season off right by starting to use the Lean concepts of 6S.   Hopefully, you’ve spent a few weeks getting your workplace in order, in...
March, 07, 2014
Can Lean work in a physician office setting? Or is it only effective within a hospital? 39 individuals came to a Workshop jointly sponsored by the Ohio Hospital Association and TechSolve on February...
February, 28, 2014
Not everyone is excited about spring cleaning – but many of us view the springtime as a time to evaluate our workspace with a keen eye so necessary revitalizations can take place.  Only then can we...

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