DB 4

Please read instructions carefully and create two separate replies with two separate reference list. Each reply must be 250350 words, and contain at least 1 Scripture reference, 2 peer-reviewed sources, pertinent examples, and thoughtful analysis.
Reply 1:
The value stream is a set of steps from the start of the value creation until the delivery of end results to customers. It is a combination of the value creation, and the value delivery services which are helpful to summarize all the value creation facilities that help enhance the satisfaction of their customers. This aids in helping a business or organization to understand organization and delivering value in consumer hands. This then allows the organization or business to specify all the value propositions derived by external and internal stakeholders from an organization. Value stream is used to simplify the process that creates what consumers are willing to put money towards and pay for. In every value stream, there are many actions required to come together to create this value or service (TXM, 2021). When proceeding with value streams it can also result in zero or an exceedingly small amount of value created. In value streams a zero amount of exceedingly small amount is known as a waste to the organization. The value that is added and included in services will include all the services which will be undertaken by the business to increase the benefits to customers. This will help lead to the discovery and creation of value, which will add to the overall organization processes and products that the consumer is willing to pay for. Services that add no value or non-value are services that will not add any value to the product but are a part of the process. Consumers not willing to pay for non-value services, which causes a struggle on the organization or business. This occurs since the non-value services reduce the overall effectiveness of the business or organization and causes the business to not be leading to an increase in value. This hurts the organization each time because it determines their business and if they are lacking in performance compared to their competitors. You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you (OpenBible, 2001, Psalm 128:2). Whatever you do as a part of your organization, ensure you participating in collaboration and helping others as much as you possibly can. The success of any organization or business is the result of its employees who have persevered.

Reply 2:

The healthcare industry is transforming the delivery and quality of patient care by applying lean management techniques to identify, reduce, and eliminate waste that does not add value as seen from the patients perspective, thus, altering the processes of care (King, 2016; Gellad & Day, 2016). The value stream is the steps in the processes of care that provide customer value (Lighter, 2011). Value stream mapping happens when leaders and front-line workers perform an analysis of activities performed during care processes. Additionally, these activities are classified into three categories: (1) value-added, which are activities that contribute directly to what the patient values; (2) non-value-added but essential are activities that are required, so value-added activities are completed; and (3) non-value-added are activities that do not directly or indirectly impact or add to what the patient(s) values (Experityhealth, 2019). Moreover, the critical process of identifying steps in delivering health care is to see where time and resources are wasted. As lean teams strategically remove non-added value activities, the costs associated with time and resources will become obsolete increasing revenue for health systems.

                    Furthermore, value stream mapping not only benefits the patient but advances a culture of safety and engagement due to senior-level employees and point-of-care workers evaluating the steps involved in care together as they navigate obstacles (Gellad & Day, 2016). Moreover, value streams provide transparency that enables teams to improve care across the patient experience, leveraging the collective wisdom of the teams involved, and identifying and solving the problems teams deal with every day (Noel, 2016, para. 4). So, as front-line workers and upper management find solutions to bridge the fragmented health care gaps, honest critiquing of value-added and non-value-added steps must evolve from a culture of safety and quality. Proverbs 14:15 says, the gullible believe anything they are told, but clever people know to question every step (The Voice).