Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

August 2012    |    Volume: 44    |    Number: 8

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Health Systems by D. Junell Scheeres

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

My favorite visual things

Sorting through my favorite continuous performance improvement (CPI) tools over the past couple of months has been a bit like rummaging through my closet and finding a favorite shirt that got put aside for something new. Sometimes, those well-worn data tools fit the job better than the latest, fancy statistical application or complicated model. In fact, the more visually compelling tools seem to be better received than statistically compelling arguments.


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