Six-Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. Although it is typically utilized in factory settings, Six-Sigma has become increasingly popular in health care. Healthcare organizations have begun undertaking Six-Sigma to improve the delivery of services…..

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The Six Sigma DMAIC methodology consists of five elements: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control. These elements provide a framework for problem-solving, as well as guidelines for improving your company. While traditionally used in a factory setting, the components can be applied in the healthcare industry to improve organization, communication, and patient satisfaction.

CMS is passing initiatives to re-engage primary care providers, but this may not be enough. What do you think needs to be done to encourage private practice physicians to remain in business and expand their practices?

Today’s #freehealthcaretrainingalert is the “Medication Reconciliation as a Patient Safety Practice During Transitions of Care” course presented by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Improving patient safety continues to be a #1 priority for healthcare organizations. Comprehensive safety measures include coordinating with other facilities and healthcare agencies to provide support during the transitional care.