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    Pacchiana
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    Does anyone have any feedback in utilizing Six Sigma in the Healthcare Industry? I would really appreciate any feedback you can provide. If possible, can you send documentation.

    Thanks for your help,

    Sharon

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    #66138

    Ken Myers
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    Sharon,

    I’m working on it even as you read this note.

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    Bob Sutter
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    I’m about to begin a project reducing AMI reperfusion time at one of our hospitals.

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    Bill Moore
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    Sharon,

    At the ISSSP Meeting in Atlanta on March 8th, Jeff Burnich, from the Mount Carmel Health System made a presentation on their six sigma depolyment. They had projects reducing $8 million of cost in their first Black Belt wave. Some of the areas of cost reduction were materials logistics for surgical services, emergency room throughput, discharge notification, health information management coding, patient status denial, long stay outpatient status, cash collections, medication use process, surgical preference cards, documentation of services provided by health providers, and documentation of complications and co-morbidities for spinal fusions.

    Regards,
    Bill Moore

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    Dave Davidson Methot
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    Bill,
    Thanks for sharing that. About a month ago I posted a message regarding 6sigma in mental health, which generated a few replies. There are definitely many processes in the health care delivery system to which the 6sigma methodology could be applied. I’m glad there are finally a few places where this is beginning to happen. Anyone know of other examples?

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