Lean Six Sigma
Lessons learned from several projects that are part of a Lean Sigma transformation at Barnes-Jewish hospital will be shared with the audience. Projects in the presentation will include: Admitting patients from the Emergency Department as an inpatient, Discharge process of Medicine patients, Transparent Plan of Care, Decentralized equipment process, etc.
As part of a Lean Sigma transformation journey at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a value stream analysis was conducted for the process of admitting patients onto 13 different Medicine divisions, caring for the patients, and discharging them. This presentation will review various projects that have been conducted using Lean Sigma principles and multi-disciplinary participation (physicians, nurses, case management, and leadership) for the following topics:
Overall Value Stream metrics such as Length of Stay, Physician Satisfaction, Number of handoffs and financial measurements will be reviewed.