Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Quick and Easy Kaizen #9 - Free antibiotics

Quick and Easy Kaizen is an improvement that you can easily do for yourself that improves a process by improving quality, saving time, and so forth. The book, The Idea Generator, by Norm Bodek addresses quick and easy Kaizen and I have been practicing this technique at work for some time. Using the ideas from Norm's book, I have added improvements at home and here are some that have made my life better but didn't require that much time and effort to implement.

#9 Free antibiotics

I guess I am the last one to know but Wal-Mart, Meijer, Publix, and other store pharmacies are giving free antibiotics(see store for details). Yesterday, I had to go to the doctor and he gave me a script for an antibiotic. Meijer then filled my script and I paid nothing for a 14 day supply. This saved me some money and was only about a two mile trip from the doctor's office.

I guess doctors really can hand out antibiotics like candy! If they would only waive my co-pay...

Before: Pay for Antibiotics

After: Get them for free!

Benefit: Free. I'm just about out of my flex spending account money med expense money for the and this was great!

What have you improved today?

Dan Lafever
Kaizeneer

1 comment:

Carol said...

Get well soon! "Free" oughta help!