Quality Improvement Method Comparison – IHI versus “Lean” Six Sigma

IHI and “Lean” Six Sigma are two quality improvement methods that can be used in organizations.

  1. Read the following article:
    o Scoville, R & Little, K. (2014). Comparing lean and quality improvement, IHI white paper. Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (available at www.ihi.org (Links to an external site.)).
    http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/IHIWhitePapers/ComparingLeanandQualityImprovement.aspx (Links to an external site.)
  2. After reading the above article, write a 3-5 page paper regarding the similarities, differences and an example of an organization who used each model:
    o Be sure to include:
     3 Similarities
     3 Differences
     1 Organization who used the IHI Quality Improvement Method
     1 Organization who used the “Lean” Six Sigma Method

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