Adding value to patient interactions through continuous improvement
The focus on cost of care in the current healthcare landscape is forcing providers to identify ways to improve quality, reduce cost and increase efficacy. To address these challenges, many are pursuing an innovative approach from outside the healthcare spectrum: Lean methodology.
Lean methodology is an increasingly popular healthcare delivery method focused on continuous improvement through small, incremental changes that help to improve efficiency and quality while reducing cost and waste. While some see Lean methods as rigid and unyielding, this method can actually create value for patients by streamlining episodes of care and adding value to interactions with providers.
In this article, Dr. Chadi Nabhan, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions, explains why oncology practices should familiarize themselves with this targeted approach to cancer care delivery.
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