100% Original, Plagiarism Free, Tailored to your instructions

Order Now!



Order Description
The value stream map (VSM) assignment was the most useful techniques I learned during this course. I was able to apply it to a current quality improvement project at work. The VSM was a quick and easy way for me to view a process and identify waste. All of the techniques I learned were helpful. Learning the various techniques have proved beneficial and all can be applied depending on the type of quality improvement project. Of all the models for improvement, I struggled most with the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA). The PDSA exercise was useful but I found the template to be too text heavy.

According to Delisle (2015), healthcare organizations are focusing on improvement methodologies to increase patient safety and implement lean thinking to reduce waste in processes. It is important that healthcare organizations remain engaged in quality improvement and lean approaches if they want to receive funding and recognition for patient care. Quality measures and reporting benchmarks are being used to determine if certain organizations such as Accountable Care Organizations and Primary Care Medical Homes qualify for shared savings (Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2016).

The greatest barriers I have encountered when trying to apply quality improvement and lean techniques involve buy-in from leaders. Without leadership support, a project cannot be successful. I have learned that suggesting rapid improvement projects tend to be more accepted by leadership than long-term projects due to difference in time and financial investments necessary for completion. A benefit my organization has over other healthcare institutions is a quality improvement department. This department offers a quality improvement course and certification employees can take for free. Also, the department is able to assign quality improvement engineers to projects throughout the institution which adds an additional level of expertise. For individuals without access to quality improvement education within their healthcare organization, I would recommend they seek an online course or free tutorials to learn the basic methods and techniques. Based on the current healthcare environment and continuing shifting culture towards improvement, I would also hope that healthcare employees begin learning about quality improvement and lean thinking techniques.


Delisle, D. (2015). Executing lean improvements: A practical guide with real-world healthcare case studies. Milwaukee, WI: Quality Press.
Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (2016). Improving quality of care for Medicare patients:

Accountable care organizations. Retrieved from https://www.cms.gov/medicare/medicare-fee-for-service- payment/sharedsavingsprogram/


Reply Quote Email Author
Select: All None

List Actions
Message Actions (Click to see options)
Expand All
Collapse All

Our Service Charter

  1. Excellent Quality / 100% Plagiarism-Free

    We employ a number of measures to ensure top quality essays. The papers go through a system of quality control prior to delivery. We run plagiarism checks on each paper to ensure that they will be 100% plagiarism-free. So, only clean copies hit customers’ emails. We also never resell the papers completed by our writers. So, once it is checked using a plagiarism checker, the paper will be unique. Speaking of the academic writing standards, we will stick to the assignment brief given by the customer and assign the perfect writer. By saying “the perfect writer” we mean the one having an academic degree in the customer’s study field and positive feedback from other customers.
  2. Free Revisions

    We keep the quality bar of all papers high. But in case you need some extra brilliance to the paper, here’s what to do. First of all, you can choose a top writer. It means that we will assign an expert with a degree in your subject. And secondly, you can rely on our editing services. Our editors will revise your papers, checking whether or not they comply with high standards of academic writing. In addition, editing entails adjusting content if it’s off the topic, adding more sources, refining the language style, and making sure the referencing style is followed.
  3. Confidentiality / 100% No Disclosure

    We make sure that clients’ personal data remains confidential and is not exploited for any purposes beyond those related to our services. We only ask you to provide us with the information that is required to produce the paper according to your writing needs. Please note that the payment info is protected as well. Feel free to refer to the support team for more information about our payment methods. The fact that you used our service is kept secret due to the advanced security standards. So, you can be sure that no one will find out that you got a paper from our writing service.
  4. Money Back Guarantee

    If the writer doesn’t address all the questions on your assignment brief or the delivered paper appears to be off the topic, you can ask for a refund. Or, if it is applicable, you can opt in for free revision within 14-30 days, depending on your paper’s length. The revision or refund request should be sent within 14 days after delivery. The customer gets 100% money-back in case they haven't downloaded the paper. All approved refunds will be returned to the customer’s credit card or Bonus Balance in a form of store credit. Take a note that we will send an extra compensation if the customers goes with a store credit.
  5. 24/7 Customer Support

    We have a support team working 24/7 ready to give your issue concerning the order their immediate attention. If you have any questions about the ordering process, communication with the writer, payment options, feel free to join live chat. Be sure to get a fast response. They can also give you the exact price quote, taking into account the timing, desired academic level of the paper, and the number of pages.

Excellent Quality
Zero Plagiarism
Expert Writers

Instant Quote

Instant Quote
Single spaced
approx 275 words per page
Urgency (Less urgent, less costly):
Total Cost: NaN

Get 10% Off on your 1st order!