Change over reduction is a critical component in making process and patients flow more effectively. These same principles can be applied to exposure reduction. Exposure reduction (environmental, safety, transport, and community) is a critical component in making a chemical reduction/change possible, or removing a physical employee/community hazard.
In healthcare environments, Optima works with your team to achieve a targeted set up reduction of 50 percent during a typical five-day event. Optima works with your healthcare improvement team to achieve a targeted reduction through training events, hands-on application of tools, and facilitated improvement events.
From an environmental perspective, we interact with management and employees on-site to review opportunities for beneficial change or exposure balance and optimization. Together, we identify key targets for waste (non value-added activity) removal. The team develops a new review method and the targeted waste is eliminated as much as possible.
The new methods are tried, critiqued and fully implemented by the team. Standard work documentation is completed for key processes to help sustain the improvements.
Contact us for more info on exposure and set up reduction events.