I kinda wrote a half assed mindless rant about this in another thread and everyone seemed to ignore it so I’ll try to do a better job communication wise and see if I can get any replies.
What if our government hired a team of ISO engineers, risk managers, and quality managers we’ll call them “organizers” for simplicity. For anyone who is unfamiliar with ISO, the are the International Standardization Orginazation and they have guidelines that when followed eliminate 99% of waste in an orginization. It started out as a manufacturing spinoff of the automobile assembly line And branched from there. It has grown to the point where my father is installing an ISO certified system in a hospital. In just a few years the medical mistakes at the hospital have dropped 72%. Nearly all the departments are spending way below budget, and patient complaints have dropped dramatically. Moreover, the staff once adapted to the changes are actually complimenting my father that thier job is now easier and more enjoyable that it previously was.
I say why can’t we do this type of endeavor with our government. Have these organizers, be accountable to audits by a jury of citizens. The citizens come in as a jury of auditors, and double check the processes that the organizers have laid out. It’s really cut and dray and pretty simple, we just start modifying the WAY the government conducts business, have some of the sharpest minds in the world direct them as to the best way to do things and then we check to make sure the sharp minds aren’t screwing anyone or making anyone rich.
We cut the waste, improve the social programs in place currently, making them far more effective and more efficient, and also with all the extra money we can not only cut taxes ALOT, but we can add in other cool programs as well, like more grants to college students, hell every student eventually could go to any state school for free.
Anyways, I have started contacting senators and Representatives about making this reality instead of just something in my head. It WILL happen eventually, so why not now? There are a list of hospitals a mile long who are chomping at the bit trying to have someone come in a do this now that they see firsthand the benefit of going through with something like this. I can see some possible resistance to this as many in gov’t won’t want thier special intrest buddies being left out to dry, but the whole damn country is going to benefit so we should be able to get them past this stumbling block.
So, what does anyone think?