Array Advisors Insights

Shifting Lexicon and Shifting Perspectives

Posted by Oriana Beaudet on December 15, 2017

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement took a major directional change at the 2017 National Forum. One of the Keynote Speakers, General Stanley McChrystal, may even call it an about-face. Some.....READ MORE

Topics: Transformation, Blogging for Healthcare

Developing Lean Practitioners

Posted by Laura Silvoy on June 14, 2017

In 2016, Array’s lean leaders worked to develop a Lean Practitioner Course to ensure that all staff understand how to find waste and improve the way they work. This three-day course teaches lean.....READ MORE

Topics: Transformation, Lean Practitioner Training

Transformation Can Be Messy – Embrace It!

Posted by Oriana Beaudet on May 11, 2017

There are currently five generations of Americans receiving care from both traditional and emerging models within the healthcare industry. Medical professionals have the opportunity to be a part.....READ MORE

Topics: Transformation, Blogging for Healthcare

The Story of the Traveling Lean Facilitator Toolkit

Posted by Laura Silvoy on May 10, 2017

When Array began facilitating Gemba Mapping events for clients, we had no standard set of tools to help make the event go smoothly. We would show up with a bag full of markers and a roll of paper......READ MORE

Topics: Lean Operational Improvement, Transformation, Lean Facilitator Toolkit

The Team Center - Where the Nursing Unit Revolves

Posted by Guest Contributor on April 4, 2017

An ideal team center is designed around an efficient work flow. As healthcare designers, we apply the tenets of evidence-based design, understanding that each team center is user-specific and an...

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Topics: Transformation, Kaizen Events, Continuous Improvement, Case Study, Guest Post

Simulation: Quantifying Decisions Through Visualization

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on March 7, 2017

While a facility renovation or expansion may seem like the best way to accommodate a growing patient population or to solve current challenges, this course of action is often expensive and, in.....READ MORE

Topics: Transformation, Simulation, Case Study, Resource Utilization