Lean Healthcare, Meaningful Use

Updated Tues 8/30/11; posted Wed 6/29/2011

Federal Healthcare reform is changing how medical providers deliver care and maintain medical records.  Much discussion has occurred to pave a path to reform, including vigorous debate. There is visible interest within the Healthcare industry to adopt best practices in continuous improvement , yet execution and productive outcomes have been slow coming.  It is generally accepted that the following services run concurrently in a Lean and growing Healthcare practice.


  • Use of Lean improvement methods for patient handling and practice operations;
  • E.M.R./ PM, implementation, support; attest to Meaningful Use;
  • Matching IT infrastructure to the needs of the practice;
  • Maintain lean real estate costs.


Sourcing practitioners and consulting resources to perform these useful sustainable efficiency activities can be tedious and time-consuming; implementing the initiatives can be expensive and a daunting task. All these moving parts make for fertile ground of misunderstandings, time / cost overruns and inadequate support services. Your medical practice puts up with enough stress to operate, plus diminishing profits…why add to your frustration by blindly pursuing assistance from inexperienced and inconsistent sources?


CDS’ “Green” delivers these needed services from a Single Point of Contact.  The team includes established professionals tooled with real world knowledge in their niche, with a history of successful hands-on experience to lead/mentor small and mid-sized businesses.

Medical practices need Lean Healthcare more than ever before to increase customer satisfaction levels, volume of patients seen per day and profitability.

Lean Healthcare solves the old problems of long waits and dissatisfied staff while impacting today’s top (revenue) and bottom line (costs).

Efficiency is not the solution, but systems that create flexible staff levels and schedules to handle fluctuating demand and streamlined processes are the solution.

The Lean aspect of CDS; Green service will transform your practice into a Lean and satisfying place to work and provide care.  Services include (collectively or as separate modules):


  • Lean / Continuous Improvement and best practices from Six Sigma.
  • Team based Clinical Workflow revitalization and improvement.
  • Operational and business improvements to healthcare providers.
  • E.M.R , E.H.R / P M install/train/L1 support.
  • Virtual Chief Information Officer for efficient, low cost IT network.
  • Identify your leanest costs of real estate.


 Green Team


R Mayer Segal

Team Leader.  a) Virtual Chief Information Officer to identify the most effective I.T. infrastructure for your healthcare practice including E.H.R / PM.  b) Real Estate Analyst.  Leverages 15yrs experience as virtual real estate director for businesses with 5-100 employees to identify the operating costs of your space beyond rent.  Expect frank, unbiased advice for your I.T. and real estate; bio here.

Matt Morrissetee

Green’s Lean Healthcare Consulting Provider for metro NYC

Matt Morrissette


More Effective Consulting, LLC.

Andy Wowczuk

Green’s Lean Healthcare Consulting Provider for metro Atlanta, GA

Andy Wowczuk


TCS Solutions, LLC.

P.E., Senior Member American Society of Quality (ASQ), Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Healthcare / Continuous Improvement (CI), EHR certified August 2011 from National Healthcare Association affiliate.  A high energy “can-do” Continuous Improvement Practitioner with leadership experience in innovative, dynamic, and fast-paced environments. Growth in customer satisfaction achieved through new product/service introduction, cost containment, and employee development in problem solving. A critical thinker with diverse engineering experience in change management from concept through application.  Well-versed teaching/mentoring Lean/CI practices, including accomplishments with physician practice.  Designed/delivered customized Lean /CI programs for two-office pediatric group; project saved them $475k/yr.   Project included 360 staff reviews, patient surveys, patient cycle time reductions, vaccination/lab improvements, knowledge transfer/best practices, nursing supplies 5S, and ACG/kaizen events.

Green Services (click for video).  We review your healthcare practice, analyze operations and report its current state; suggest projects to get it running as you and we think it can, including tools and practices to lower costs. If you agree with all or the key suggestions we make, you hire us as consultant to implement projects in preplanned, consecutive (and at times concurrent) stages, within your budget and cash flow cycle.  Other ancillary services: Strategic Direction, Marketing, Legal, Finance, Employee Benefits, SaaS ERP or Dashboard of Scorecards.

Just think…instead of managing a pool of vendors, some of whom can give you opposing views of the same subject, make your practice more efficient from a single source; invest some time talking with CDS. If you decide you’d like to talk with us, please click “Request A Consultation” at the right of the screen, enter “Green, Mayer” in the subject line. The Team Leader, Mayer Segal, will reply to you within 24 hours. Thanks for reading; your interest is encouraged.  ###

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