Lean sigma--will it work for healthcare?

  title={Lean sigma--will it work for healthcare?},
  author={James A. Bahensky and Janet L Roe and Romy Bolton},
  journal={Journal of healthcare information management : JHIM},
  volume={19 1},
The manufacturing industry has been using Lean Sigma for years in pursuit of continuous improvement to obtain a competitive advantage. The objectives of these efforts are to use the Lean techniques for reducing cycle times and the Six Sigma concepts for reducing product defects. The Iowa Business Council with several advocates worked with the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics (UIHC) and two other Iowa hospitals to determine whether Lean Sigma is adaptable in healthcare. A team of 15… CONTINUE READING

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