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Major Phases in the Process Improvement MethodologyThere are four major phases in the process improve methodology. Theyinclude plan and prioritize; collect and analyze; benchmark; and de-bottleneckand pilot (Langabeer, II & Helton, 2016). The first step, plan and prioritize,promote healthcare organizations to consider all sectors of the organizationbefore prioritizing and planning the improvement efforts. Prioritization shouldbe based on potential gains in cost, quality, patient satisfaction, or some otherperformance category (Langabeer, II & Helton, 2016). With planning andprioritizing, this creates strategy to identify which process to focus on first. Thesecond phase, collect and analyze, involves collecting all key data elementsthat need to be analyzed (Langabeer, II & Helton, 2016). A managementengineer or performance improvement specialist, if available, should serve asthe facilitator of this process, because most data collection requiresbrainstorming and teamwork that is difficult to get when working with multiplepersonalities and individuals (Langabeer, II & Helton). As much as possible,

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