[Histonet] A good "lean" consultant for a pathology lab

Perkocha, Luke luke.perkocha <@t> ucsf.edu
Wed Dec 16 12:57:03 CST 2009

We are a multi-site academic AP-only laboratory and are looking for recommendations for process improvement consultants/trainers with experience with Lean, Six-sigma and other process improvement tools. We would like to bring someone in initially to help with a couple of small projects, with goals of:

 1.  Improving both process and physical environment to increase efficiency and reduce the chance of error (improve patient safety) in the EM lab.
 2.  Simultaneously providing some training, so that some tools and competencies are left over in the Department in this area.

If this is a good experience, we would like to look at larger divisions (i.e. gross room, histology, specimen transport and receipt, professional sign-out, etc.) or more of the overall production process.

There are so many consultants out there. Can anyone recommend someone or a group that is both competent and cost-effective, and can handle both the project itself, plus some training around it - hopefully with a track record of success in similar lab situations? Many thanks for your help!

Luke Perkocha
Luke.perkocha <@t> ucsf.edu<mailto:Luke.perkocha <@t> ucsf.edu>
415 885-7254

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