A five-person team within the University of Michigan Health System eliminated more than 10,000 hours in redundant labor and recovered more than $3 million in Recovery Audit Contractor money in the 2015 fiscal year through operational efficiency improvements.

University of Michigan Health System
University of Michigan Health System

The Fast Analytics team, analytics specialists identified areas of improvement across the three-hospital system. Through Tableau Software, static reports were automated and the manual process of printing and shipping more than three-quarters of a million pages each year was replaced by an internal website.

The team also adopted a method called the “one hour challenge,” where it spent 60 minutes analyzing and interpreting data to find areas for improvement.

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