CEO SUMMARY: As healthcare transitions away from fee-for-service payment and adopts new models of reimbursement, every clinical lab will need to deliver more value with its lab testing services. At Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, the laboratory division has blazed a path of improving lab performance specifically to enable it to add value to
Tag: principles of lean
SINCE MAY 1, 2012, the nation’s largest clinical laboratory company has had a new CEO, who is Stephen H. Rusckowski. The company’s second quarter conference call provided an opportunity to learn more about how he views Quest Diagnostics Incorporated.
Conducted on July 19, the first topic of the call was the financial report. For Q2- 12,
BY NOW THE NEWS IS GETTING OUT. Hospital laboratory administrators and pathologists are learning there now exists a management approach that cuts the average turnaround time from order to verified result by as much as 50% in as few as 12 weeks!
If that’s not enough, this management approach will simultaneously reduce trained technical labor in
CEO SUMMARY: DSI Laboratories of Fort Myers, Florida became the nation’s first hospital laboratory to apply the “Lean” quality management system to a high volume core laboratory. In just 13 weeks, DSI’s Lean team created a work cell which performs 80% of the test volume in a 400-bed hospital and is staffed by just two