To Black Belt or Not to Black Belt?

Six Sigma Black Belts receive hand-on experience of dealing with process improvement projects while gaining a leadership competency. These qualities help in making the Six Sigma Black Belts, leaders, not just in the functional but in the business expanses too. They gain a deep understanding of the working at the shop floor along with the […]

Outpatient Imaging Reports TAT Cut from 64 to 9 Hours

A northern California hospital took up a project to increase customer satisfaction by improving its outpatient facility. The improvement project was important since there was tough competition from nearby hospitals, and customer loyalty mattered. Out of the many reasons that surfaced, decreasing the TAT (turnaround time) was one that was consistent. Six Sigma was chosen […]

Reducing Door-to-inflation Time for the AMI Patient

Cardiovascular diseases or Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) requires acting on critical time to save the patients’ lives. A DMAIC project was undertaken at Deaconess Health System in Evansville, Indiana, USA to assess the throughput time from the moment the patient came at the emergency, with an AMI, to the inflation at the lab. There were […]

An Accelerated Project Approach Can Build Support for Six Sigma

For many middle and senior managers who are considering business improvement initiatives, the thought of committing resources to a three- or four-month Six Sigma project can be a daunting. Many managers feel they are already working “flat out” and don’t have the people to spare. Others understand the reality that projects can sometimes stretch out […]