Slide 7

Project RED: Module 4: Re-Engineering Patient Discharge: The Hospital

Provides a four-module training program to help hospitals implement Project RED.

Performance Improvement Structure

Deming, Shewhart, Lean

  • Plan
  • Do
  • Check (Study)
  • Act

Lean Six Sigma

  • Define
  • Measure
  • Analyze
  • Improve
  • Control

Notes:

In Module 4, we cover PI tools and techniques that are used in the Check and Act phases of the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) methodology and the Improve and Control phases of Lean Six Sigma methodology of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control (DMAIC). During the launch phase, your team will pilot test the improved process, apply the best-practice discharge strategies, and begin to establish monitoring controls for sustainability.

Page last reviewed August 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 7: Project RED: Module 4: Re-Engineering Patient Discharge: The Hospital . August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/red/module4/slide7.html