Healthcare

Roles for Lean Six Sigma in Plastic Surgery

In 2019, the most recent year for which data is available, some 11.36 million plastic surgery procedures were carried out around the world, along with another 13.6 million nonsurgical procedures.* We’ll look at several applications of Lean Six Sigma in plastic surgery and finish with a video on being a plastic surgeon whether cosmetic or [...]

Anesthesiology, Anesthesia, and Lean Six Sigma Applications

Anesthesia is critical around the world in order to prevent patients from feeling pain during operations and other procedures. Anesthesiology is the medical specialty concerned with the total perioperative care of patients before, during and after surgery. We’ll look at several applications of Lean and Six Sigma in that practice and finish with a video [...]

2024-06-03T14:14:17-06:00By |0 Comments

Lean Six Sigma: An Aid in Controlling Obesity

In 2015, across the OECD-developed countries, 19.5% of the adult population was obese. This rate ranged from less than 6% in Korea and Japan to more than 30% in Hungary, New Zealand, Mexico, and the United States. More than one in four adults is obese in Australia, Canada, Chile, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.*  [...]

Lean Six Sigma, Hearing Loss, and Audiology

People around the world suffer from hearing loss. We look at the application of Lean Six Sigma in cochlear implant practices and noise management to reduce hearing disorders.  Audiologists provide services to aid in improving hearing. We finish with one video explaining what an audiologist is and another on the history of hearing aids.   [...]

Clinical Trials with Lean Six Sigma Applications

Clinical trials are essential for the development and approval of new drugs. Lean and Six Sigma methods are useful in the clinical trial environment. We’ll look at their application and finish with a video on the four phases of clinical trials.   Lean and Six Sigma Potential Application in Clinical Trial Sites   An article [...]

Cancer: Tracking, Screening, and Drugs with Lean Six Sigma

There were an estimated 18.1 million cancer cases around the world in 2020. Of these, 9.3 million cases were in men and 8.8 million in women.* Lean and Six Sigma methodologies can aid in the care of cancer patients, the screening for cancer, and the use of chemotherapy drugs. We’ll look at applications from the [...]

Trauma Care Improvement: Lean and Six Sigma Applications

Between 2000 and 2011, there were 20,659,684 traumatic injury discharges from US hospitals alone.* Every minute counts in a traumatic injury. We look at several applications of Lean and Six Sigma in trauma care and in an article on using data for performance improvement in a trauma center. Then we’ll finish with a video of [...]

2023-07-22T10:36:07-06:00By |0 Comments

Lean Six Sigma and Improving Vaccinations

As you might expect, Lean and Six Sigma are potent methodology weapons that can be applied to vaccination development, distribution, and inoculation. We’ll look at four applications: U.S. Naval Academy, USA-Michigan, USA-Tennessee, and Saudi Arabia and finish with a short video on how vaccines are made.   Lean Six Sigma and Vaccinations at the U.S. [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Glove Industry

Gloves are used around the world for hand protection. As they are made through a series of production processes, Lean and Six Sigma aid in improving quality and reducing wastes. There are many types of gloves. We’ll look at applications for the following types: latex rubber gloves (Thailand and Colombia), golf gloves (Indonesia), and surgical [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Orthotics and Prosthetics

Orthotics and prosthetics make it possible for millions to live improved lives. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies aid in that regard. We’ll look at three applications: one from Italy and two from the USA. Then we’ll look at a video from Össur in Iceland on making a transtibial socket and reference a short article on [...]

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