After sharing the results across the department and completion of the Quick Scan, Rijnstate aims to maintain momentum. The cath lab department team together with Rijnstate’s board of directors and Philips, is in the process of defining how to implement an effective follow-up phase. As a next step, the team will look to define a baseline that will allow Rijnstate to achieve its long-term objectives. As for short-term changes, the Quick Scan has already highlighted several potential ‘quick wins’ – for example, shortening changeover times during lunch.
Looking ahead, Rijnstate’s cath lab department has a clear plan – underpinned by the results of the Quick Scan and supported by the Philips team. “Together with Philips, we have created a strong platform for long-term collaboration that will improve the performance of our cath labs,” Ms. van Kouwen concludes. “Over time, we look forward to further developing this fruitful relationship between Rijnstate and Philips.”