The UnityPoint Health Sepsis Work Team received the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) Iowa Partners in Efficiency award for reducing variation in sepsis patients’ clinical care. Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection. The UPH Sepsis Work Team standardized work to reduce variation in processes, increasing the level of […]

The Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) formally merged with Iowa State University’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) in July, the center announced in CIRAS News. In a statement, ILC executive director Teresa Hay McMahon said the merger will allow the ILC to grow while receiving administrative support through CIRAS. McMahon will continue to lead […]