Conventional continuous improvement methodologies have known to decrease patient wait time, make efficient use of doctor's time in clinics, increased turnovers from operation theaters by improving surgery schedules etc. However, a limitation of conventional continuous improvement methodologies for healthcare is that, they can improve administrative or service processes only. Conventional continuous improvement methodologies either simply don't work for healthcare facility improvement or prove to be unpracticable due to high cost (of implementation). That's where Kaizen steps in...
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Shruti Bhat PhD MBA Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is Pharmaceutical R&D and Continuous Improvement Director, Innoworks Canada
Shruti leads path-breaking product development programs such as Complex Generics, Nanotechnology and Targeted delivery systems for pharmaceuticals and natural products. Her mantra is to "Shorten development timelines, build quality-by-design, lean processes and bring products fast- to- market". Shruti integrates her proficiency in Design Thinking, Lean, Kaizen and other Continuous Improvement methodologies to improve R&D processes, productivity and profitability.
Shruti is Product Development & Continuous Improvement Advisor to several start ups, mid-sized and growing firms in Canada, USA, India, Africa and other Emerging markets. Shruti has authored six books and is an invited speaker at several conferences and workshops.
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