Publications

Deviation Management - Key Management Subsystem Driver of Knowledge-Based Continuous Improvement in the Henry Ford Production System Richard J. Zarbo, MD, DMD, Jacqueline R. Copeland, MLS, Ruan C. Varney, CT, Am J Clin Pathol 2017;00:1-15.

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Daily Management System of the Henry Ford Production System QTIPS to Focus Continuous Improvements at the Level of the Work Richard J. Zarbo, MD, DMD, Ruan C. Varney, CT, Jacqueline R. Copeland, MT, Rita D’Angelo, MS, and Gaurav Sharma, MD Am J Clin Pathol 2015; 144: 122-136.

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Creating and sustaining a Lean culture of continuous process improvement.
Zarbo RJ.
Am J Clin Pathol 138:321-326, 2012.

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Leaders wanted. A call to change the status quo in approaching health care quality, once again.
Zarbo RJ.
Am J Clin Pathol 134:361-365, 2010.

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Amended Reports - Development and Validation of a Taxonomy of Defects
Frederick A. Meier, MD, CM, Richard J. Zarbo, MD, DMD and Ruan C. Varney, CT, Mona Bonsal, MD, Daniel S. Schlutz, MD, Collen M. Vrbin, Dana M. Grzybicki, MD, PhD, Stephen S. Raab, MD.
Am J Clin Pathol 2008;130:238-246.

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Transforming into a Quality Culture: The Henry Ford Production System
Richard J. Zarbo, MD, DMD and Rita D'Angelo, MS, ASQE, SSBB
Am J Clin Pathol 2006;126(Suppl 1):S21-S29.

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Measures of Process Defects and Waste in Surgical Pathology as a basis for Quality Improvement Initiatives
Richard J. Zarbo, MD, DMD and Rita D'Angelo, MS, ASQE, SSBB
Am J Clin Pathol 2007;128:423-429.

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Effective Reduction of Process Defects and Waste in Surgical Pathology
Richard J. Zarbo, MD, DMD and Rita D'Angelo, MS, ASQE, SSBB
Am J Clin Pathol 2007;128:1015-1022.

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The Henry Ford Production System: Reduction of surgical pathology in-process misidentification defects by bar code-specified work process standardization.
Zarbo RJ, Tuthill JM, D'Angelo R, Varney R, Mahar M, Neuman C, Ormsby A
AJCP 131:468-477, 2009.

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The Henry Ford Production System: LEAN process redesign improves service in the molecular diagnostic laboratory.
Cankovic M, Varney R, Whitely L, Brown R, D'Angelo R, Chitale D, Zarbo RJ
J Mol Diagn 11:390-399, 2009. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics

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