Clinical variation has a huge impact on quality and cost, but a recent national survey conducted by Kaufman Hall revealed that fewer than 40 percent of hospitals and health systems are addressing it as part of current improvement efforts. Lack of good data and insight was cited as the primary impediment.

In the effort to help solve this problem, Kaufman Hall’s Peak Software team has found inspiration in a methodology that has proven effective in manufacturing for nearly a century.

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