Post-acute care

Discharge toolkit for patients with atrial fibrillation

Urgent Matters and the American College of Emergency Physicians have developed a discharge toolkit to expedite appropriate care for patients with atrial fibrillation.

Engaging frontline employees in problem solving to provide ideal care in the PICU- East Tennessee Children's Hospital

This poster presented at the 2013 Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference describes a staff-driven approach for improving patient care in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Thanks to Mark Graban for identifying this poster.

A tool to improve mobility in hospitalized patients

This post on the HBR Blog Network describes a visual tool at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle that has accelerated patient mobility. Research has shown that early mobility is an important aspect for improved patient outcomes and shortened length of stay.

Paging Dr. Toyota

Discussion of applications of lean within the OR.

Our Lean Journey Continues and What A Year It's Been!

Lean projects at Kaiser Permanente are detailed and discussed. The report is a system-level presentation showing many departmental improvements.