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Performance based reimbursement – coming soon to a place near you


Healthcare services delivery in the USA is out of control. Costs have skyrocketed, facilities are overloaded, doctors are suffering burnout and government intervention has, under the guise of improving patient safety and outcomes, yielded only modest improvements. MU (Meaningful Use) … Continue reading

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Pulling It All Together – Managerial Productivity (IV of IV)


We started off this four-part series with a post on the importance of having a clean slate for the pursuit of productivity improvement, not of processes, but of managers. Part I (Stop Reading Exception Reports) highlighted the need for organizations … Continue reading

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eCases, the final frontier for workflow management?


Ask any healthcare worker, ask any law enforcement officer, and they will tell you what a “Case” is.  Case was, and for many, still is, a “file folder”. Everything has to be in one place in order to make informed … Continue reading

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Success with job shop operations (Part IV) – Interoperability


Traditional ERP systems were all-inclusive.  This makes for complex software suites with high license fees and long implementation times. No guarantee all modules will be “best of breed”. Researching allows individual modules to be selected on their relative merits but … Continue reading

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Success with job shop operations (Part III) – How to put decision support in-line


Welcome to Part III of a blog series on success with Job Shop Operations. We highlighted in Parts I and II of this blog mini-series the importance of auto-scheduling and orchestration (i.e. guideline) capabilities that come from background BPM (Part I) and … Continue reading

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Success with job shop operations (Part II) – How to collect data at workflow steps


Welcome to part II of a blog series on success with Job Shop Operations. Given an environment capable of providing workflow scheduling facilities (RALB), we can move on to data collection (i.e. monitoring). The purpose of collecting data at workflow … Continue reading

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Success with job shop operations (Part I) – How to increase throughput


Job shop operations involve the conversion of inputs to outputs in environments characterized by low volume orders, custom builds, scarce machines, scarce people and scarce materials. Balancing supply with demand is key for any business – job shop operations are … Continue reading

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Fixing BPM – Out of the frying pan into the fire


When you transition from BPM to ACM/BPM the notion of “process” changes. No longer do we have start-finish processes that ensure that a Case instance called “generator” or “patient” carries through to completion. When constructing processes or process fragments for … Continue reading

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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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