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Modified Approach Promotes Lean Processes and Identifies Lean Wastes

September 13, 2010

 

“Modified Approach” presents the goal of a lean culture: “to build a better, faster, more efficient and streamlined process.” The article, written by quality improvement consultants Grace Duffy and John W. Moran and published in the August 2010 edition of Six Sigma Forum Magazine, shows work flow processes...

 

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The Mid-State Health Center Quality Improvement Case Study

September 13, 2010

 

The Mid-State Health Center Quality Improvement Case Study by Sharon Beaty and John W. Moran shows how QI tools and techniques can be applied in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-a-Like. The two quality improvement projects highlighted in this case study are obtaining a behavioral health...

 

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Utilizing the Advanced Tools of Quality Improvement to Leverage the Power and Reach of Public Health

September 13, 2010

 

Ron Bialek, John W. Moran, and Louise Kent, Planning Administrator for the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department, conducted an interactive workshop for 100 participants on “Utilizing the Advanced Tools of Quality Improvement to Leverage the Power and Reach of Public Health” at the...

 

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Healthy People 2010 Information Access Project

September 10, 2010

 

​In 2001, PHF assisted the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in the development of the Healthy People 2010 Information Access Project, which provides easily accessible information on evidence-based strategies related to the Healthy People 2010 objectives.  By clicking on specific search strategies,...

 

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The ABCs of PDCA

September 10, 2010

 

The ABCs of PDCA, written by Grace Gorenflo and John W. Moran in April 2010, is an introduction to quality improvement (QI) through the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle (PDCA). This QI tool maps a process to help improve processes and eliminate inefficiencies in health departments. The article demonstrates the...

 

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Livingston County Department of Health, NY - Using the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals to Improve Performance

September 2, 2010

 

​As part of a Quality Improvement (QI) initiative, Livingston County Department of Health in New York has used the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals in two ways: 1) to improve its performance appraisal form; and, 2) to conduct a workforce needs assessment. Download this document to learn how...

 

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Using PDCA Cycle to Improve Skills in Core Competencies

August 30, 2010

 

In 2007, Olmsted County Public Health Services (OCPHS) in Minnesota used the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Cycle to improve their employee’s knowledge in Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies). Using the four stages of PDCA cycle, OPCHS integrated the Core Competencies into...

 

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The Public Health Quality Improvement Handbook

July 20, 2010

 

Little in the current world is simple. Nothing comes in a box for us to add water and stir. There are those, however, who have been successful and who are willing to share their success. The messages in The Public Health Quality Improvement Handbook are from leaders, physicians, practitioners, academics,...

 

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