Often a process with a desired outcome works well at first but then seems to get bogged down. After some evaluation and perhaps some root cause analysis, you may discover that you have a constraint in your process.
Some processes have a singular point where a bottleneck occurs, generally when a process funnels through a constraint related to either one person or one checkpoint. This concept...Read more
As both an avid muscle car fanatic and a small-scale real estate investor, the terms “supercharge” and “leverage” have special places in my heart. A supercharger on an internal combustion engine forces more air into the combustion chamber (boost) to allow the generation of significantly more power compared to naturally aspirated engines. More power is the stuff dreams are made of for those with the...Read more
As I close in on my 18th year of employment here at HealthInsight, I’ve been reflecting on the many experiences I’ve enjoyed and the lessons I’ve carried with me from year to year. The lessons have been so plentiful, to quantify would be like trying to count the blades of grass on my front lawn. I see now that some lessons have stood out –...Read more
Being trained in family medicine and working as a primary care doctor is a privilege. One of my mentors, Dr. Marc Babitz, used to say, “Family physicians can take care of 90 percent of what walks through the door, and we know what to do with the other 10 percent.” Making sure excellent care is delivered, documented, reimbursed and that patients get a satisfying medical...Read more