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Below are examples of Michigan Quality System (MQS) improvement work taking place around the Health System.

Stories:

Improving Safety for Patients on Warfarin Therapy (Apr. 9, 2014)

Domino's Farms Surgery Pre-Op Clinic Adopts Michigan Quality System's Lean in Daily Work System (Jan. 14, 2013)

Anatomic Pathology's Lean Learning Path (Dec. 20, 2012)

Standardizing Patient Education Materials: Singing from the Same Songbook (Sep. 19, 2012)

 

Publications:

Using Lean Principles to Manage Throughput on an Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. (Chiodo, A. et al. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2012, 91:977-983.)

Lean Management in Academic Surgery. (Collar, R.M. et al. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2012, 214:928-946.)

The Application of Lean Thinking to the Care of Patients with Bone and Brain Metastasis with Radiation Therapy. (Kim, C.S. et al. Journal of Oncology Practice. July, 2007, 3(4):189-193.)

Lean Health Care: What Can Hospitals Learn from a World-Class Automaker? (Kim, C.S. et al. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2006, 1:191-199.)

Implementation of Lean Thinking: One Health System's Journey. (Kim, C.S. et al. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety. August, 2009, 35(8):406-413.)

Applying Lean Techniques to Improve the Patient Scheduling Process. (Wojtys, E.M. et al. Journal of Healthcare Quality. 2009, 31(3):10-16.)

 

Videos:

The Lean in Daily Work Model

Radiation Oncology Projects

Lean Orthopaedics Project

 

 

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