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Using Lean Six Sigma to Solve Common Healthcare Challenges

Bill Griffith, TeleTracking’s Vice President of Performance Improvement, joins us for this episode of Patient Flow Podcast.  Griffith discusses his approach to solving healthcare challenges using Lean Six Sigma, as well as proven methodologies that have been successfully employed in manufacturing.

Episode Breakdown:

  • We are constantly evaluating our products and services to ensure that we’re doing the right thing for our customers.
  • The importance of spending time walking the floors [a Gemba walk], in order to effectively implement lean techniques and understand the intricacies at different sites.
  • Working with executive teams to prioritize challenges, put values behind them, and help them move forward.
  • Optimizing processes at existing client sites through assessments and roadmaps, and a more advanced analytics platform.

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Speaker Bio:

Bill Griffith MBA, CSSBB, CQA
VP, Performance Improvement

Bill Griffith joined TeleTracking as the Vice President of Process Improvement.  Originally from Moline, Illinois, he has a BA in Finance and Economics, with a Masters in Business Administration.

Mr. Griffith started his career in Manufacturing, working for Pella Windows, Tyson Foods, and Rain Bird irrigation.  He was trained in Lean and Six Sigma early in his career and is a Certified Black Belt.

Switching careers due to a personal challenge in healthcare, Mr. Griffith started working to transform healthcare at Ascension in Tucson.  He has also worked with Health First in Melbourne Florida and Jackson Health System in Miami, applying the tools of Lean Six Sigma to eliminate millions of dollars of waste from healthcare systems while improving the customer experience.

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