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

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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 Seven Added Values of the Baldrige Process

Paul Grizzell1. Leadership, a. Visionary Leadership, Baldrige Process, Education, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, Sector, Service, Small BusinessLeave a Comment

When visiting with senior leaders of an organization about the value of embarking on a Baldrige journey, a frequently used phrase is “It’s not about the Award.” At that point, the discussion moves to writing an application, and the sense of leaders is that “We’re applying for an Award!” How do we convince leaders that there is value within the … Read More

Four 2012 Baldrige Award Recipients Announced

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Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank named four U.S. organizations as recipients of the 2012 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. The winners in this, the 25th anniversary year of the award, represent four different sectors, one repeat recipient and a health network recognized for the same … Read More