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It was a great Report-Out this Friday. The VSM team which was made up of employees from clinics across our system and a patient Healthcare Partner came together to review the flow and experience of care in the Concord Health Center. The team uses direct observation to see and time our processes and then, from the patients perspective, value or non-value is assigned to time and tasks.
The headline from the report: Unexplained Variation Must Go!
The team found multiple ways of refilling a prescription, they showed us six ways after only 3 days of observation at one clinic site. Roles and responsibilities of staff were variable as well. What the team reported and what you will see on the A3 is that the upcoming focus of the teams have a clear theme of removing variation and organizing to create predictable flow for both direct and indirect care processes.
The A3 is below for your review and the Kaizen Post Card will be sent out in the coming days. The data for this work can be found Conference Room One at CCRMC. Results of the tests of new work flows will be displayed there as well.
Many thanks to the team for your work this week and for all of those who came out at the three sites to hear this important report-out.
More very soon,
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