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- Lean and Six Sigma in Credit Unions: Improving Efficiency, Compliance, and Member Experience
Never before have Credit Unions experienced the ongoing pressures they are facing today. The financial sector is still on shaky ground, interest rates are at historic lows, lending volume is stagnant, there is increased competition for Members, with increasing demands for a wider variety of Member services, and higher operating expense ratios—plus the likelihood of an increased regulatory environment in the years to come.Read More
- Enterprise Risk Management: Proof or Promise?
There is overwhelming consensus among financial services executives that the current risk environment has become significantly more complex, dynamic, and difficult to navigate. Some new mandates are expensive and cut into margins and profitability, so there is a real motivation to not only comply but to more effectively manage the response and cost.Read More
Furthermore, risk failures have forced everyone to rethink how they handle re-regulation, how their staff reacts to re-regulation and what tools to leverage to minimize exposure - and for some strategic firms, how to seek opportunities.
- Lean and Six Sigma in Government - Delivering More Mission with Lower Costs
With government budgets in an ever-tightening squeeze unlikely to end any time soon, the public sector is under enormous pressure to cut costs. One obvious option to reach that goal is to eliminate services. And while trimming across the board or cutting out entire services is a viable choice in some situations, in many areas that approach is either impossible or at least extremely unpalatable. That’s why, perhaps more so than in any other arena, the search is on for methods that allow a government organization to maintain or increase services while simultaneously cutting costs. This paper looks at what Lean Six Sigma is and how it can help the public sector control and/or reduce costs while still meeting public demand for their services.Read More
- Lean and Six Sigma in Healthcare - Solving the New Dilemma: Improving Patient Outcomes and Reducing Costs
With healthcare costs on a continuous upward trend, it’s not surprising that there is an underlying assumption that quality healthcare is expensive. Or that to improve the quality of care, you have to spend more. This paper provides a brief overview of Lean and Six Sigma, the two most effective improvement disciplines used in business today, and shows they can successfully be applied in healthcare.Read More
- How Payers Will Be Impacted by the New Healthcare Reform Law and What to Do Now
Nearly every industry has had to cope with a major change. Yet the recently passed health insurance reform law could be unprecedented in terms of scope because it will affect every aspect of every business involved as a payer in the system, from underwriting to enrollment, from contracting to compliance. Industry leaders know that there are methods and tools out there that can help them not only cope with changes but also emerge stronger and better positioned to have a competitive advantage in the future. This white paper will help you get started along this journey, recapping some of the biggest changes followed by a discussion of ideas about what you can start doing today to prepare.Read More
- Lean Six Sigma Makes a Comeback and Finds Favor in the Service Sector
For over four decades business leaders have been looking for the holy grail for improving business processes. Today there is a set of tools and methods that is gaining new prominence among service companies and public sector agencies alike. It's known as Lean Six Sigma.Read More
- Lean Lab: Driving Up Efficiency and Quality While Driving Down Waste and Cost
In the current healthcare environment, laboratories are faced with unprecedented challenges. bioMerieux and Guidon Performance Solutions are partnering together to help solve these challenges by changing the way laboratories conduct business. This white paper addresses some of the most pressing issues labs are facing and how Lean is being effectively used to overcome those issues.Read More
- The Alzheimer's Patient Experience
Guidon Performance Solutions, in conjunction with Banner Alzheimer's Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, set out to evaluate and document the end-to-end Alzheimer patient health care process. Using tools from Lean Six Sigma to document and analyze the process, the team was charged with tracing the flow of a patient and caregiver and examining the current quality, cost, and outcome drivers of the existing care process. Lastly, the team was to identify opportunities to reduce costs and improve the overall quality of care for Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers.Read More
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