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    jaime
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    How effectively does six sigma be implemented in the service industry like medical transcripyion.
    jaime

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    #59684

    Hari Agarwal
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    Jaime: Six Sigma has applications in transactions and healthcare industry.  I my experience it has provided measurable results which have made significant impact on the quality, service and legal costs on the healthcare industry.
    Why would it work in healthcare? Healthcare industry has customers, people, process and outcome.  Most of these variables can be measured.  Some of the outcome may be qalitative but most of it is quantitative.
    I am glad you are looking for ways to apply six simga in healthcare and I know we need it.  There are significant deaths due to wrong presciption and also the sometimes the dosage.

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    #59685

    niraj_goyal
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    Jaime,
     
    Very effectively. If you want some insights send me your e mail.
     
    Niraj

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    #59686

    Cannizzo
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    Hi Niraj,
    How about posting your thoughts here, so we can all read and learn? It would be appreciated.
    Thanks,Carol

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    #59687

    Shrestha
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    Carol,
    I do not know what aspect of the industry you are dealing with. There are two instances I can quote, one from a reference I read and one from personal experience.
    1 I read that using six sigma techniques a black belt had reduce the falls while transferring a patient from a stretcher to a bed and vice versa by a significant amount. I have no further details.
    2 Converting healthcare forms to electronics is a major activity in some healthcare industries and accuracy is very important.
    In this contect please read my case study on – digitsing data – displayed here a few months back. Errors were cut by 99% and cost reduced significantly. This application was on legal paper but we are now tackling healthcare forms with equal success.
    Hope this helps. Please contact me if you think there is more help required.
    Regards,
    Niraj 

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    #59688

    Nielsen
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    hi niraj
    thanks for some insight on ss for healthcare.
    the area i work in is medical transcriptiion. any ideas on how to start and use the ss methodology?
    regds,
    mani

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    #59689

    isoquality.com
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    All patients enter our new paperless (all medical forms and records are stored in electronic form) hostipal will be issued a “permanet” bar coded twist strap. A patient need to use cutter to cut it off if they want to remove it from his/her hand. This simple device reduces all unnecessary human errors in the hospitals. I don’t think this method need to be justified with any six sigma tools. This is a simple example of poka-yoke.
    There is still area for improvement  for this twist strap device. They have option to use color codes to enhance visualibity for different kind of patients. But beware this color code may intrude patients’ privacy.

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    isoquality.com
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    Sorry for error. * twist strap shall read as wrist strap.
    All patients enter our new paperless (all medical forms and records are stored in electronic form) hostipal will be issued a “permanet” bar coded *twist strap.

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    #60360

    AT
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    hi niraj i need some insights on six sigma in health care can u give me ur mail id so we can discuss about it mine is [email protected]

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    #60381

    Robert Heard
    Member

    I would like more information about this program. I’m thinking about taking some classes.                    
     
                                                        Thank You
                                                         Robert Heard

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    #61679

    Harish Goyal
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    Hi Niraj
     
    Can you me the details
     
    Regards
    Harish

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    #61838

    Prof.S.ARUN VIJAY
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    Sixsigma tools play a vital role in healthcare specially reducing errors in prescription , reducing the cycle time of discharge summary preparation , reducing noise factor , improving OT efficiency and reducing weighting time of the patient etc.
     
     

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    #62224

    Bhharat
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    Hello
    I am an individual from pharmaceutical and biotech industries. I would like to get more information about this program. My questions are given below.1) What is difference between lean sigma and six sigma certification?2) Which one is better for health care industries? And better for job market.3) Which school teaches practical tool such as Minitab and provides better practical training?

    4) This is subjective question. Which is better approach to obtain black belt certification? It is better via green belt or one step black belt.
    Thank you for your time in advance.
    Regards
    bharat

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