Lean News from Saskatchewan Health Care

Celebrating successes, exploring challenges

“You don’t realize how bad something is until you improve it,” said Darren Tanzell a paramedic with Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Tanzell made the comment to a group touring a 5S’ed ambulance  at EMS Central as part of the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region’s (RQHR’s) Quarterly Review. 5S stands for sort, simplify, sweep, standardize and self-discipline […]

Team reduces time for transcription of doctor dictations

Rapid process improvement workshop eliminates delays and improves quality Physicians and transcriptionists with the forms they developed during the rapid process improvement workshop. Pictured (L to R): Dr. Radevski, Dr. Vlatchanova, Cheryl Zacharias, Jill Speir-Potter, Nat Schick-Myhr, Kim Gilbert and Dr. Fakhir In a one-week rapid improvement event, held from March 3-7, a team of […]