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  • Good information Lean MBB Trainer. Even with the information you provided some still need to try and make their points heard. Your posting re-inforces there is no one standard methodology regardless of how you look at LSS, SS, or Lean. Different companies use different tools and call it one of the 3. It is obvious my comments have been and…[Read more]

  • I never said you could not use a DOE in healthcare. My statement was that some tools are harder fits than others. The main point of my posting is if it is why call it Lean Six Sigma when you are using all the tools of the six sigma methodology. To me that is Six Sigma. Maybe its a difference in location, but from the companies that we researched…[Read more]

  • I did not say there were tools that could not be used in healthcare. People tend to struggle to make them fit in a healthcare setting. All the tools can be used, but depending on the type of project it can be a difficult to make it fit.
    Britw you are saying lean six sigma I would agree there is not a tool in the lean six sigma tool box that…[Read more]

  • I completed my training with BMG and I have beeen in healthcare for 15 + yrs. Our Healthcare company built a GB and BB methodology specifically for heaalthcare that we currently teach. I don’t think there is any quick answer. I found a lot of value in learning the tools with various different industries. It gave me a broader perspective in…[Read more]

  • We rolled out GB and BB training and I was one of the trainers. We went as far as doing some training in excel to get people familiar with using spreadsheets. I am like BritW in that you can not change the stat piece of it. You have to let the clas know that they may not understand it until they come back to the next phase of training at times.…[Read more]

  • GeJay BB replied to the topic Decreasing LOS in the forum Healthcare 15 years, 7 months ago

    Thanks Bob
    Statistics is not a strong point fo rme. Do you have any suggestion for how I can go about running the anlaysis to determine how processes and severity affect LOS? What type of test.

  • I am working on that project as we speak. The methodology that I am using is a Kaizen. I have noticed that there is a lot of wast inthe entire process. Our process doesn’t require a lot of statistics for imrpovement. Just an elemanation of waste. Goal door to balloon 90min. The interaction between the ED and Cath Lab has been crucial on this…[Read more]

  • All of this is very good commentary Ricky in flipping through the the messages. It appears as if you are giving a lot of information for 1 day sessions.  I think someone mentioned before that if they know all the tools then why is the company STILL creating defects through the process?
    Point being SS is a structured approach to improvement. The…[Read more]

  • GeJay BB replied to the topic Macros in Minitab in the forum General 15 years, 7 months ago

    The data was originally put into excel format
    MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM.
    What I have been doing is subtracting various colums from each other in order to calculate LOS and other turn around times.
    The issue is that I keep adding data to the spreadsheet and I have to run these calculations all over again. The last time that I performed the…[Read more]

  • GeJay BB replied to the topic Macros in Minitab in the forum General 15 years, 7 months ago

    I would like to send you the information, but it has patient specific info that could be detrimental to my job.  I need to work on declassifying the information before I can forward it to anyone outside of the organization.

  • GeJay BB replied to the topic Decreasing LOS in the forum Healthcare 15 years, 7 months ago

    Great suggestion Bob I never thought about it that way. I am pulling information out fo the chart that is telling me about how aggressive we our with medications and treatments (ABX, Diuretic, Resp Tx, ABG, PT OT, MRI, CT, Cardiac Test) How aggressive we are with consultations (pulmonary, cardiology). I have data on co-morbidities, age. To do a…[Read more]

  • GeJay BB replied to the topic Decreasing LOS in the forum Healthcare 15 years, 7 months ago

    Thanks Brit I will do a t test on the two populations that is a good starting point to validating if the populations really are different.