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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Results of Lean Implementation: From October 2005 -July 2007

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  • 94 RIEs implemented.
  • 395 employees participated.
  • $8.1 million in reduced costs/increased revenue ($3.5m in 2006, $4.6m in 2007).
  • Examples of improved quality of care:
    • Diabetic Foot Exams: 14% to 24%
    • Recovery Time: 210 minutes to 134 minutes
    • Antibiotic within 60 minutes of incision: 80% to 90%

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