Sponsored by Parallon Workforce Solutions
Available to undergraduate students enrolled full-time in any school in the United States and its territories, Canada and Mexico, provided: 1) the school's industrial engineering program or equivalent is accredited by an agency or organization recognized by IIE; and 2) the student is pursuing a course of study in industrial engineering and operations research with a definite interest in the area of healthcare.
The amount of the scholarship is $1,000. Recipient will also receive complimentary registration to the SHS annual conference and a travel stipend ($300). Deadline for nominations is Dec. 1. Learn more
Improving Hospital Operational Efficiency Through Data-Driven Management
Presented by Society for Health Systems
Dec. 8 | 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: William Griffith, vice president of business process, Jackson Health System
This webinar will focus on utilizing an operations management system to monitor daily hospital functions in real time and captures performance data on pull time — the length of time it takes for patients to occupy assigned beds — number of transfers, and total length of stay (LOS), as well as turnaround time for all ancillary support services such as transport, environmental services work, lab work and radiology.
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Don't miss discounted registration for HSPIC 2016
Register online today for the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2016, Feb. 17-19 at the Hilton-Americas in Houston. Early-bird registration goes until Dec. 14. Save $100 by registering early.
This annual event is your source for the latest in operational and quality improvement tools, methods and concepts such as lean, Six Sigma, productivity, benchmarking, simulation and project management.
The conference program will include pre-conference workshops; educational sessions; ample networking events and opportunities; and exhibitors with products and services to help you meet your quality, process and project goals.
Learn more about the conference | Register online or download a registration form
SHS Annual Business Meeting
For the second year, the SHS board of directors will be conducting the annual SHS Business Meeting via webinar instead of at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference. In this session, members will receive an update on the status of the society, as well as recent accomplishments and future direction as determined by the board. Time will be allotted in this webinar for questions and answers from the membership.
In this recent blog post in The Shingo Exchange, the authors expound on the challenge many organization face in changing the way they solve problems. The authors write that most of the leaders they behave instinctively rather than following a rigorous problem-solving approach. By doing that they fail to define the real problem, rely on instinct rather than facts, and jump to conclusions resulting in less than ideal solutions.
What do you do if your implementation project is going downhill fast and about to fail? You've got great people working on it, great technology, but still you're behind schedule and over budget. Your usual change management approaches aren't working. You're thinking, "Why can't everyone just look at the project plan, deadlines and deliverables and get with the program?" When you find yourself in this situation, a management engineer or process improvement (ME/PI) Professional might be a good person to get to know. (Ideally, this would happen before your project is heading for a crash!) Learn more
This IndustryWeek article describes an eight step learning process based on Toyota's management system for effective continuous improvement. A core element of the model is that learning should be an emotional experience base on real-world problems compared with classroom lessons. He compares this model with the well know PDCA improvement cycle. He also describes pitfalls and precautions and the absence of shortcuts to do this well.