KaiNexus Partners with Consulting Firm, NextChange, to Bring its Technology to Europe

NextChange to sell KaiNexus software that "makes improvement easier" in The Netherlands and Belgium
By: KaiNexus, LLC
DALLAS - June 18, 2013 - PRLog -- KaiNexus, a web and iOS-based software company that “makes improvement easier” for nearly twenty healthcare organizations across the United States, announced that their Holland-based consulting partner, NextChange, is now bringing KaiNexus technology to markets in The Netherlands and Belgium.

KaiNexus and NextChange partnered to translate the web-based software into Dutch, using a flexible architecture that will easily allow the software to be customized to other languages for additional global markets.

CEO and co-founder of KaiNexus, Gregory Jacobson, MD, said, “We are very excited to be working with NextChange to bring KaiNexus to our first markets outside of North America. NextChange has done a phenomenal job in working with us to translate our software to work seamlessly in Dutch. We can't wait to see what their customers will be able to do with this powerful improvement platform.

Erwin Haas, a partner at NextChange, commented, “It is very important, to us, that KaiNexus runs in Dutch for the Dutch-speaking market, because KaiNexus should be as easy as possible to use. Since every person in the organization will be able to use KaiNexus as part of their improvement work, potential language difficulties shouldn’t distract the users from the main goal of KaiNexus: making improvement easier!”

Haas said that he was interested in partnering with KaiNexus because “we see, in KaiNexus, a way to solve the problems organizations are struggling with, or to give organizations a solid basis upon which to start their continuous improvement efforts.”

Mark Graban, chief improvement officer at KaiNexus, adds, “Proven continuous improvement practices, as supported by KaiNexus, are universal. The spread of ‘lean healthcare’ practices throughout the Americas, Asia, and Europe, is an exciting trend and KaiNexus is happy to support important efforts that improve quality and patient safety, reducing waiting times, and reduce cost for the healthcare systems in different countries.”

NextChange will be “focusing at first in the healthcare and government markets,” said Haas, “although KaiNexus fits most markets.” The choice of initial markets is based on NextChange’s prior consulting experience in these sectors. NextChange will be selling directly to organizations, in addition to working with local market partners and resellers.

Haas sees the benefit of the KaiNexus technology as being able to “gain insight into the status of improvement, because it is possible, through KaiNexus, for everyone to see the status of improvement initiatives, gaining insight into what has already been accomplished, regardless of their physical location within the organization.”  Haas added, “One of the biggest reasons of failure of continuous improvement initiatives is the lack of visibility what’s going on because the information is scattered through the organization” and KaiNexus solves this program.

The KaiNexus software platform, which is based upon the proven improvement principles of “kaizen,” has been proven to assist in organizations’ continued innovation and improvement efforts by identifying and implementing a large number of small, low-cost, low-risk ideas that are identified and implemented primarily by front-line staff.  Additionally, KaiNexus has modules to manage “kaizen events” and larger-scale Lean projects.

About KaiNexus

KaiNexus “makes improvement easier (http://kainexus.com/home.html)” for organizations by facilitating communication throughout the entire organization with its web-based technology.  KaiNexus helps initiate, manage, and spread ideas that come from clinicians and front-line staff, streamlining the management process required for continuous improvement to thrive.  It is built for the realities of today’s complex healthcare organizations, helping better facilitate staff and physician-driven continuous improvement efforts.

For more information, visit http://www.KaiNexus.com or find KaiNexus on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

About Next Change

NextChange is a Dutch firm that specializes in Operational Excellence, the operationalization of strategy and the optimization and innovation of business processes. Methods used for this include the Lean Six Sigma philosophy and change management. NextChange has much experience in the healthcare, technical services and telecom industries. To learn more, visit their website and their KaiNexus information page. Next Change is the official partner for translating and selling KaiNexus in The Netherlands and Belgium.

Visit their website at http://www.nextchange.nl/.

Note to Editors

Gregory Jacobson MD, Co-Founder and CEO of KaiNexus, graduated from Washington University in St Louis in 1997 with a BS in Biology.  He attended Baylor College of Medicine from 1997 to 2001.  From 2001 to 2004, he completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he then stayed on as faculty.  Starting in 2004, it was his observation and research of operational inefficiencies and unrealized improvement opportunities that resulted in the creation of a rudimentary software tool at VUMC and, ultimately, the founding of KaiNexus. Jacobson is co-author of “Kaizen: A Method of Process Improvement in the Emergency Department, (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1553-2712.20...)” published in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine.

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