What differentiates this book from other healthcare improvement books is that it is the only one currently available that presents a simple recipe of 38 lean steps for healthcare providers to reduce cost and improve quality. By taking these straightforward steps, healthcare providers can adopt the same lean methods which have enabled companies like Toyota to become so successful. The reader will learn to understand and implement a 38-step recipe to reduce healthcare costs and improve quality at healthcare providers by using Toyota Lean Production methods; understand cost and quality issues facing healthcare in the U.S.; and implement a permanent organizational structure to continuously improve quality and cost within a healthcare organization.A new law was enacted in California in 2004 that requires their hospitals to disclose the list prices of each patient ... these new disclosures show that prices can vary as much as 1 7-fold from one hospital to the next for the same item or service.
|Title||:||Stop Rising Healthcare Costs Using Toyota Lean Production Methods|
|Publisher||:||ASQ Quality Press - 2005-06-01|