Basic Consultation. The basic consultation is designed to assess the current conditions and capacity for change in existing breast programs, and provide a framework of recommendations that will allow the client to move forward immediately in the implementation of processes that will improve the delivery and quality of care. This level of service typically requires a 3-day site visit, as we believe that a proper assessment necessitates comprehensive interviews with a broad range of stakeholders. The scope and cost of individual engagements will vary according to the needs and requirements of the client.
Focused Engagement. A focused engagement involves problem-specific analysis and advice. Limited in scope, the focused engagement could be as narrow as providing material and advice on a specific risk management issue, to the implementation of a breast ultrasound screening program. Cost will vary depending upon the scope of the engagement.
Workflow Engineering. Most facilities have workflow that is suboptimal or that is not integrated into the breast center, resulting in decreased economic performance. Careful study and reengineering can provide almost immediate benefits. Increases in productivity are especially significant because both payroll and capital costs are involved. An additional benefit is usually the creation of additional capacity without either capital or human resource expenditures. Cost will vary depending upon the scope of the engagement.
Workshops. Development and supervision of workshops designed to educate and prepare staff for change generally, or for specific aspects of change such as the revision of a screening program to incorporate automated breast ultrasound. Workshops can be especially valuable before beginning a T.E.A.M. or lean cost control exercise.
Technology Assessment. Assist clients in the process of assessing new technologies and how they might be incorporated into a breast center.
Coaching. The Breast Group can provide coaching and mentoring for key personnel in a breast center. Coaching is most appropriate when a breast center is in formation and when a management change is contemplated or has recently occurred.
Whatever?? If you have a question or a situation that doesn't fit in one of the above categories, please call us. We have been exposed to most situations that occur in breast centers and we will probably be able to help you.