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Is your continuous improvement strategy off track? – 3 telling indicators

The vast majority of healthcare institutions today are actively engaged in some form of improvement journey. A well designed and structured continuous improvement strategy is imperative to developing a transformational culture that drives sustainable improvements in safety, health care outcomes,

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Proven Results Make Olympia Vision Clinic Come Back for More

January 8, 2015 – Olympia, Washington After previously working with Tony Milian and Chuck Smith, Practice CoPilot co-owners, Olympia Vision Clinic knew just where to turn when their Olympia and Lacey offices needed some fine-tuning. With the Clinic experiencing growth,

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Lean is not a diet plan

Alex and Amy, my brother and sister are two of the fittest people I know.  Every day like clockwork they go to the gym in the morning.  They have a workout regimen that would leave me crawling on the floor

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Want your employees to exhibit the right behaviors? Repetition is the key to success

Rituals are repetitive actions that help establish the behaviors you want your employees to exhibit.  We are not talking about black magic or voodoo here.  Rituals are incredibly important in ensuring that anything gets implemented successfully. Simply posting something on

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From Visionmonday.com

We had the pleasure of working with Halpern Eye Care in Delaware earlier this year.  Using Lean techniques, we helped their call center reduce no show rates by 50% year over year.  Thanks Dr. Halpern and Christy Jones for the

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Most Important Person In A Practice

Who is the most important employee in a medical practice? By Chuck Smith, Managing Partner, Practice CoPilot Debatable question certainly, but more than likely, you think doctor first or a particular doctor within a group practice.  And that’s a normal

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