Six Sigma Trims Turnover Time for Orthopedic Surgeries

A cross functional team was involved in decreasing the turnover times for the operating rooms(OR) in orthopedic and neurosurgical spine cases at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas. The main goal of the Six Sigma project was to improve staff satisfaction and reduce the process variability. The average turnover for the OR was set […]

Applying Six Sigma to Improve Diagnostic Imaging

Six Sigma Methodology when applied to improve diagnostic imaging such as PET, PACS, RIS, Ultrasound etc., it brings about process improvement through optimizing the already specialized systems. The Six Sigma methodology is aimed at improving report-turnaround time, and increasing capacity and productivity. The process tries to eliminate non-value-added services, find out the root causes, and […]