Report to President: Baldrige is an effective tool to improve health care

Paul GrizzellArticles, Baldrige Categories, Healthcare, i. Societal Responsibility, k. Systems PerspectiveLeave a Comment

A recent report provided to the White House by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology titled “Report to the President: Better Health Care and Lower Costs: Accelerating Improvement Through Systems Engineering” makes seven systems engineering recommendations to address the challenges in health care.  I’m pleased to see Baldrige as part of one of the recommendations (Recommendation #6 … Read More

Baldrige and the Impact of Obamacare

Steve George2. Strategy, 3. Customer Focus, 6. Operations Focus, Articles, Baldrige Process, Healthcare1 Comment

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act will stress a health care system that is already under the strain of an aging baby boomer population. New patients are expected to flood the system starting in early 2014, part of 25 million uninsured Americans projected to get health coverage by 2016, according to the Congressional Budget Office. In “The Waiting Room … Read More

The Baldrige Award: The Journey Is the Win

Paul GrizzellArticles, Baldrige Process, Education, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, Sector, Service, Small BusinessLeave a Comment

By Paul Grizzell Is your organization at the top of your game? If so, maybe you’re wondering how to make those incremental improvements to reach the highest level of performance excellence.  Or perhaps your organization’s performance is just mediocre and leaders are looking for a method to accelerate improvement efforts.  Maybe performance is even poor, and you need a way … Read More

Harvard Business Review healthcare article

Paul Grizzell1. Leadership, Articles, HealthcareLeave a Comment

I recently received my April issue of Harvard Business Review. This issue has several excellent articles in a Spotlight on Fixing Health Care. My recommendation – go to the local bookstore and buy it or buy reprints from the www.hbr.com website. Note that Harvard Business Review is very picky about making copies of their articles. Turning Doctors into Leaders HBR article … Read More