by Sarah Mason
The development lifecycle for services or products includes a phase of changes for maintaining quality and function. Continual Improvement is a goal oriented phase based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle.
A continual improvement process, also often called a continuous improvement process, is an ongoing effort to improve products, services, or processes. These efforts can seek “incremental” improvement over time or “breakthrough” improvement all at once.
There are different approaches to Continuous Improvement. Using Quantitative measures, KPI and metrics, data can guide by showing past, present state for strategic decisions for future results. These can be determined by understanding what is important and creating a process flow to understand activity as a basis for improvement based on facts.
Data driven lifecycle yields high performance by setting expectations within a regular Plan-Do-Check-Act framework.
Sarah Mason is a Healthcare Data Analyst and Founder Sarah Mason Consulting LLC.