Continuous Improvement Services

Here are examples of a few projects that participants in the Lean Healthcare Program have provided.  Many more are available to member organisations in our library.

Mater (Brisbane) -Geoffrey Lambkin

Project: To reduce the turnaround time for urgent adult biochemistry profiles by 10% and the standard deviation by 50%.
Eastern Health - Fran Brockhus
Project:  To decrease the waiting time in Urology Outpatients by 50%
Eastern Health - Michael Butler
Project: Reduce the bed preparation time to 30 minutes in Ward 2 East
Bayside Health - Anthony Ball & Leanne Smith
Project:   Reduce the lead time for urgent Neurology referrals from ED to Outpatients by 20% by 15/11/06
To see overview and status report  click here

Canterbury 1
Project: 80% of triage two chest pain patients should be seen within ten minutes
Canterbury 2
Project: Reduce the time for Neurology patients to be processed through Radiology
Capital & Coast
Project: Reduce the time for Patients to receive notification of Diabetes OPD appointment Status by 20% by the end of July 07
Health Waikato
Project: Decrease ALOS of T&A by 50% to 0.33 days
Counties Manukau
Project: To lower Occupancy and the use of the corridor space in EC to <6 hrs for all general surgery patients by June 07
Project: Reduce to zero the time that patients spend waiting for their relatives to collect them
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