Tag Archives: operations planning

Fixing BPM –in praise of process fragments


In the area of computer programming, “small” is a good thing. The major contribution of Object-Oriented Programming is to generate small pieces of code that are generic as opposed to being specific and that are capable of re-use and extension. … Continue reading

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“Post-Its” versus “e-mapping” for Process Mapping Initiatives


At a LinkedIn discussion group an overwhelming number of participants favored process mapping using whiteboards/Post-Its relative to using an e-mapping approach.  Pre-Amble Before we try to list advantages/disadvantage, it is important to define “process mapping”.  Process mapping means different things … Continue reading

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Are healthcare cost increases inevitable?


“Healthcare costs will continue to rise until the entire system collapses under its own weight”. This doomsday scenario is certainly one possibility, but it is a “do-nothing” option. How about an approach that reduces costs at the same time as … Continue reading

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Rules for Change Management Professionals


Change management professionals transition organizations from one state of affairs to some desired future state of affairs. Each organization wants to come out of this with a competitive advantage, accordingly, no cookie cutter approach or single algorithm will produce the … Continue reading

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Selling 5S to clients – a No-Brainer for 5S aficionados


Here’s the deal. Anyone who has tripped over tools lying around and put out their back as a result knows. Anyone who has spent ½ an hour hunting for tools at change of shift knows. 5S (sorting, straightening, systematic cleaning, … Continue reading

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Removing Subjectivity from Clinical Decision-Making at Chart Review Time


In medicine it’s all about discharge planning. Some agencies subscribe to the idea that discharge planning should start from the 1st encounter because patients want solutions to their problems, sooner than later, with the proviso that solutions remain persistent. When … Continue reading

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Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts


I admit to gadget addiction.  The latest catastrophe is a gyro-operated camera stabilizer manufactured by Ken Labs. Do not visit their web site ! – you will want one too and end up being out of pocket $4,000 or more. … Continue reading

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Consultants really are the good guys


I learned a long time ago not to try to be my own plumber. When you are considering a major change to your organization, it is best not to try to be your own management consultant. Consultants have been going … Continue reading

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Workshop – 49th Symposium of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan


I will be doing a workshop on ‘Electronic Medical Records’  covering key benefits, challenges and opportunities attached to EMR. This workshop is a pre-symposium event for the 49th Symposium of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan. It is scheduled for … Continue reading

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The future isn’t what it used to be


Within the current economic climate, where funding is being cut back, the temptation is to simply batten down the hatches and scale back operations. The problem is you are likely to put your organization on a slippery slope where cutbacks … Continue reading

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