ThedaCare Improved Outcomes with Lean Management
This article provides a summary of ThedaCare's lean journey, including improvements in their radiation oncology department. From the article:"The results have been consistantly significant. This year, the radiation oncology department improved productivity by 30 percent, increased gross revenue by 24 percent, and reduced the time from patient referral to treatment by 44 percent. Additionally, lean management has helped relieve overburned staff, allowing them to focus on patient care." The article also highlights ThedaCare's efforts to build a "hospital of the future" by designing space to match their "Collaborative Care" model of patient care."To date, the Collaborative Care Unit has experienced a 25 percent reduction in total cost of care and patient satisfaction is ranked at 100 percent."
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