Department of Veterans Affairs Improving Health for U.S. Veterans

The Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program (VACSP) Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center (the Center) is a federal government organization that supports multicenter clinical trials targeting current health issues for America’s veterans.  While the Center focuses its efforts on improving the health of U.S. veterans, it also strives to be a leader and innovator in the […]

Lean Thinking in Government: The State of Iowa

Government agencies throughout Iowa are applying the kaizen event methodology and lean principles to streamline the workflow and find permanent solutions to chronic problems. A case study of a kaizen event held at Iowa Veterans Home is discussed, which achieved the following results over the last few years. The article also discusses the implementation of […]