MUSE 2019

Tuesday Workshop

Let’s Get Lean: How Lean Management Can Benefit Healthcare

By: Jenny Blue

Imagine if you could help create an environment where patient wait times were minimal, the organization saved money, all employees felt a sense of purpose, and the patients were always delighted with their experience! Does this sound like a dream?  There are ways to achieve this but it does require a change in culture... and that culture is a lean culture. Simply, lean means creating more value for customers and is an approach to running an organization through continuous improvement. Lean is not about tools but it is about thinking. Every member of the organization needs to think about a better way to get things done. We need to think about how we can do our work better, experiment with new ideas, and learn from these experiments. That is the lean way!

Join us to learn more about how lean management can benefits all areas of your organization. During this session, we will not only discuss what it means to be lean but how this can be applied to you through the below topics:

  • What is Lean?
  • Why do healthcare organizations choose this framework and what are the long-term benefits?
  • What it means to create a lean culture
  • Understanding the lean principles and concepts
  • Ways to Get Lean
  • The key to continuous improvement… solving the right problem
  • Ways to Sustain Lean
  • How Lean can Apply to the Healthcare Industry

Story Mapping for Successful Deployments

By: Gary Armfield

This class introduces the concepts of framing how various users will interact with any product, feature, or process.  By learning how to use conversations, words, pictures, and user personas to “map” out your desired outcome, you will increase the “shared understanding” of each of your project team members; thus increasing your chance of successful deployment.

Topics Include:
  • What is Story Mapping?
  • What is Shared Understanding?
  • Creating Story Maps
  • Creating User Personas
  • Education

    Grasping MEDITECH Data Structures for Intelligent NPR Report Development

    By: Jenny Blue

    Join us as we conduct an in-depth analysis of the MEDITECH data structures, internal database, and data relationships of MEDITECH. This seminar is guaranteed to help you better comprehend where the data is coming from, how to access data appropriately, and what the NPR report writer translator is really doing. During the session, we will dive into the following concepts:

    • An Introduction to MEDITECH's database concepts
    • Applications and Data Procedure Modules (DPMs)
    • Segment Hierarchy and Relationships
    • Subscripts
    • Pointers to other DPMs
    • Understanding the types of tables
    • Reading Data Structures
    • Fields, Field Attributes, Computed Fields
    • Physical Structures
    • Bringing it all together

    Data Migration Strategies and Business Continuity as You Launch Your New EMR

    By: Ryan Dickerson

    Why do hospitals make the choice to migrate?  What options do you have with your data?  What pros and cons exist in selecting a vendor to assist with your migration?  We will discuss these topics and more in this session while giving real-world examples of migration stories that have been experienced by other hospitals who are in the middle of a migration or have already completed it.  In this session we will also discuss:

    • Continuity of patient care during your HIS transition
    • Potential financial gains during a migration
    • Identifying best practices to avoid pitfalls