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Master the PRIMES

Leading Blog

Fixing involves corporate improvement programs like Activity Based Costing, Six Sigma and others.”These Creating is about transformation—imagination, declaration, invention, and innovation. These tools are effective when a better past is the desired outcome, but they’re dead weight in the business of transformation.”

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A Closed-Loop Strategy Execution System

Six Disciplines

Strategy implementation, in turn, links strategy to operations with a third set of tools and processes, including quality and process management, reengineering, process dashboards, rolling forecasts, activity-based costing, resource capacity planning, and dynamic budgeting. Innovate Purposefully ). Discipline IV.

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A Closed-Loop Strategy Execution System

Six Disciplines

Strategy implementation, in turn, links strategy to operations with a third set of tools and processes, including quality and process management, reengineering, process dashboards, rolling forecasts, activity-based costing, resource capacity planning, and dynamic budgeting. Innovate Purposefully ). Discipline IV.

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Intelligent Redesign of Health Care

Harvard Business Review

To obtain an understanding of the costs, the center is applying a combination of two management tools: process mapping from industrial engineering and activity-based costing from accounting. Specifically, the center wants estimates of: The costs of caring for groups of patients with similar conditions.

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Health Care Providers Need a Value Management Office

Harvard Business Review

Two pioneers in establishing such a centralized group are the Houston-based University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), a specialty hospital for musculoskeletal care based in New York City.

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The Mayo Clinic Model for Running a Value-Improvement Program

Harvard Business Review

These efforts were part of the providers’ quest to increase the value of their care delivery — in other words, achieve better outcomes at the lowest-possible cost. Every Mayo value-improvement project tests one or more innovations for improving the value of care. Test process-improvement suggestions.

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How to Design a Bundled Payment Around Value

Harvard Business Review

Harvard Pilgrim agreed to design new, innovative plans whose features included waiving such liabilities as co-payments if a member chose a high-value RCR provider for the surgery. Follow the Leading Health Care Innovation insight center on Twitter @HBRhealth. Leading Health Care Innovation.