Many healthcare organizations don’t hold quality and cost gains because they don’t make improvement the backbone of their organization. Rather, they approach improvement as a series of initiatives. Ronald D. Snee, a fellow with the American Society for Quality states, “Many organizations focus on sustaining the gains only after improvement has been achieved. Intuitively, that may seem the correct sequence, but it is in fact backwards. The time to focus on sustaining improvement gains is well before the initiative is launched.”
Here are 3 critical organizational steps that can help sustain those gains.