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IEHG Improvement Work to be Presented at Stanford Lean Healthcare Conference

IEHG Improvement Work to be Presented at Stanford Lean Healthcare Conference

*Taken from IEHG E-zine*


The Stanford Lean Healthcare Academic Conference will be a virtual event this year, hosting once again a range of international panellists, contributors and presenters from across Europe, Australia, USA and South America over two days - September 29 -30.

The Ireland East Hospital Group (IEHG) will be extremely well represented at the conference this year with a wide range from our portfolio of work across the Group accepted for presentation. There will be IEHG submissions on ophthalmology, flow, frailty, gynaecological cancer, healthcare records, human resources and maternity, which is testament to the quality and diversity of work undertaken by our team and hospitals to date.

IEHG Director of Service Improvement Anne-Marie Keown is an invited panellist for 'Where Leaders Share Their Application of Lean Thinking in Preparing for and Managing the COVID-19 Crisis' where she will share the IEHG experience and the successful deployment of Lean methodology in IEHG. She will be joined on the panel by representatives of hospitals in Barcelona, Massachussetts and Brisbane.

Fiona Keogan, IEHG Service Improvement Lead, will present on 'Building a Model Line for Frailty in IEHG- A Home First Approach' and will share the ongoing work to develop integrated pathways in keeping with the Sláintecare vision of delivering care by the right person, at the right time and as close to home as possible.

IEHG Service Improvement Lead Liz Kelso will have three posters in the conference. 'The IEHG Patient Flow Improvement Programme' and 'Improving Maternity Services in St Luke's General Hospital, Carlow/Kilkenny' are both included in the poster viewing sessions, while the third, 'Improving Chart Flow in Regional Hospital Mullingar', is a poster with oral presentation.

Anne Marie Kennedy, IEHG Recruitment Manager, will present the HR team's poster entitled ‘Developing a Lean Recruitment Model for IEHG’.

IEHG Service Improvement Lead Eithne Mullen is presenting a poster on ‘Using Lean to Redesign Gynaecological Oncology Patient Pathway and Experience’ illustrating the improvements achieved by the IEHG CaCAD Gynaecological Oncology Team through the application of a Value Stream Analysis (VSA) and a series of Rapid Improvement Events (RIE). 

Finally, IEHG Service Improvement Lead Emma Smyth and Professor Colm O’Brien, representing the IEHG Integrated Eye CAD, will present the overall Lean transformation of IEHG ophthalmology services and the work to date on developing an integrated cataract pathway. The Lean improvement in glaucoma services and the IEHG ophthalmology COVID-19 response will also feature.

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