Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

June 2012    |    Volume: 44    |    Number: 6

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Health Systems by D. Junell Scheeres

Industrial Engineer’s monthly column about health systems (June 2012) 

My favorite things

The past couple of weeks have been particularly rewarding as I presented seven candidates to a client’s certification board to receive their lean Six Sigma certification. As I watched each belt and team describe their improvement journey, I recognized some favorite continuous performance improvement (CPI) tools that fit nicely with patient care. Recognizing and using the right tool for the right problem is very much an art in improvement science and a big part of the CPI professional’s competency development process.


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