Publish not Perish: Improving the Publication Process at Kansas Health Institute
To deliver credible information and research to policy leaders, KHI produces different types of publications including issue briefs, fact sheets, and technical reports. On the basis of results of the 2015 KHI employee satisfaction survey, the employees perceived the current publication process to be lengthy, labor intensive, and stressful. As a result, the Kaizen project focused on enhancing the publication process by improving writing quality (target: zero to one rework), eliminating scope change (target: zero), increasing compliance with the new communications process (target: complete 90% of the steps), decreasing the length of the process (complete 80% of the steps within the time allotted), and improving employee satisfaction by 20%. The project demonstrated reductions in amount of labor and stress involved in the publication process.
Lin, T. Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange. Publish not Perish: Improving the Publication Process at Kansas Health Institute . Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:09. Available at https://phqix.org/content/publish-not-perish-improving-publication-process-kansas-health-institute. Accessed November 29, 2023.
Background and Aim
Planning and Execution Details
|Areas for Improvement and Potential Solutions.docx||30.56 KB|
|KHI Endnotes Guide_Kaizen.pdf||434.96 KB|
|KHI Publication Process Tracker_Kaizen.pdf||326.77 KB|
|KHI QA Guide and Checklist _Kaizen.pdf||407 KB|
|KHI Writing Guide Approach to Writing Section_Kaizen.pdf||740.46 KB|