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Fwd: Re: Paperless hospital?



Naw!  TQM died in the 1980's!  TQM is now called lean production or six 
sigma.  It is more popular than ever.  Only the outer appearance has 
changed (i.e., dressed in kaizen or statistics and a black belt).  The 
method I am talking about is P2 as described in the EPA manual.  Some 
things hardly ever change.  Most people do P2 exactly the same way they did 
it in the 80's.  This is all so intriguing!!!

Bob

>Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2003 13:13:26 -0500
>From: Sue Schauls <Sue.Schauls@uni.edu>
>
>Sounds like TQM


>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Robert Pojasek" <rpojasek@sprynet.com>
>To: <p2tech@great-lakes.net>
>Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 12:23 PM
>Subject: Fwd: Paperless hospital?
>
>
> > Jan,
> >
> > The EPA Pollution Prevention Guide ("An Organizational Guide to Pollution
> > Prevention) suggests that you prepare a list of "processes" at the
>hospital
> > that use and lose paper (being attentive to the supporting processes
> > associated with the main mission critical processes.  You could select the
> > 20% of these processes that create 80% of the paper use.  You can then
>seek
> > to change the process in such a way that it uses less paper or no
> > paper.   Unless you are designing a new facility, it is real hard to wave
> > the magic technology wand and make all the paper go away.  While this
> > approach sounds (dare I say) incremental, you can experience
> > "breakthroughs" by leveraging the lessons learned on one process with
> > similar processes on your list.  Since workers will be in charge of making
> > these process changes, the buy-in should be better than a
> > management-dictated ("top-down) solution.
> >
> > Bob Pojasek
> >
> > >Reply-To: "Janet R Hygnstrom" <jhygnstr@unlnotes.unl.edu>
> > >List-Name: p2tech
> > >X-Loop: p2tech
> > >
> > >Does anyone know of any paperless hospitals? We are working with a
>hospital
> > >that is frustrated with the volume of paper shredding for
>confidentiality.
> > >Ideas? Feasability? Words of wisdom from those who have tried and
> > >succeeded? Or not? Thanks! Jan
> > >
> > >Jan Hygnstrom, Extension Project Manager
> > >247 LW Chase Hall
> > >University of Nebraska-Lincoln
> > >Lincoln, NE 68583-0726
> >
> >
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