Could Lean Six Sigma Eliminate the Deficit and Pay for Healthcare Reform?

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KnowWare International Inc. announces the publication of Free, Perfect and Now – A Lean Six Sigma Money Belt Manifesto by Jay Arthur

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Lean Six Sigma could eliminate the deficit and pay for healthcare reform by using just seven key tools to pinpoint places to eliminate delays, defects and deviation in government and healthcare processes.

KnowWare International Inc. announces the publication of Free, Perfect and Now – A Lean Six Sigma Money Belt Manifesto by Jay Arthur. Jay says that Lean Six Sigma could eliminate the deficit and pay for healthcare reform by using just seven key tools to pinpoint places to eliminate delays, defects and deviation in government and healthcare processes.

Several presidential candidates have signed up for the Strong America Now campaign to apply Six Sigma to eliminate the deficit by 2017. But Jay says that a typical approach to Six Sigma will burden the government and do more damage than good. To maximize the benefits of Six Sigma, the U.S. Government needs Money Belts—people who can use the tools of Six Sigma to eliminate the waste, rework, mistakes and errors that devour taxpayer dollars.

U.S. Healthcare costs are $2.5 Trillion. An estimated $1 Trillion of this is unnecessary and preventable. Healthcare must adopt Lean Six Sigma to reduce mistakes, errors and unnecessary procedures. According to Press Ganey, Emergency Department turnaround times are still four hours, unchanged for a decade. According to articles in the Joint Commission Journal, patient outcomes haven't changed in the last decade in spite of the efforts of various improvement and certification organizations.

Customer, patient and taxpayer expectations have changed because of technologies like Google and smartphones. Google helps people find whatever they need right now. Smartphones enable people to call anyone anywhere anytime, surf the web, compare prices and so on. Because of this instant access to information, customers now expect everything free, perfect and now; and if not free, it had better be as close to perfect and now as possible. Consider FedEx that gets anything from here to there overnight flawlessly; the service is essentially free.

Three profit-eating demons prevent companies, hospitals and governments from delivering free, perfect and now: delay, defects and deviation. Free, Perfect and Now offers a fast, affordable and flawless way to apply Lean Six Sigma to maximize results and minimize the costs by eliminating these three demons. In these troubled times, speed and quality are the killer apps for business, government and healthcare.

Kindle and paperback copies of Free, Perfect and Now – A Lean Six Sigma Money Belt Manifesto ($9.95) are available at Amazon.com or by calling (888) 468-1537. Readers can find out more at http://www.freeperfectnowbook.com.

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