Vanderbilt University Medical Center Saves $868,000 in 100 Days Using KaiNexus Software

KaiNexus SaaS web-based improvement platform is “powerful,” says a health system leader
By: KaiNexus, LLC
DALLAS - Sept. 5, 2013 - PRLog -- KaiNexus (, a technology company that “makes improvement happen” for organizations in healthcare and beyond announced today that the Vanderbilt University Medical Center has released a video ( that discusses how their Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center generated $868,000 in cost reduction and revenue capture by using the KaiNexus collaborative improvement platform to facilitate their “100-Day Workout” process.

Vanderbilt University Medical  Center (VUMC) used the web-based KaiNexus platform to facilitate the implementation of process improvement ideas that were generated by front-line staff and leaders. KaiNexus allowed VUMC personnel to communicate efficiently as they were make changes and also provided a database for tracking and reporting on benefits, including the bottom-line impact.

Layle Kenyon, administrative director for Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center, said in the video, “In the end, the 100-Day Workout resulted in just under $1 million of improvement to the margin through either revenue, increased ideas, or cost reductions. We in no way anticipated it would be that high. We’re really, really pleased.”

Gregory Jacobson, MD (, co-founder and CEO of KaiNexus, said, “We’re thrilled that Vanderbilt University Medical Center continues to use KaiNexus in really innovative ways to create a rapid and lasting impact on bottom line results, while also improving care for patients. VUMC has been a great partner in bringing our technology to the broader healthcare marketplace, as we’re all passionate about the need to create a culture of continuous improvement in every healthcare organization. The KaiNexus platform drives behaviors that create and sustain culture change and results.”

Sue Kaprich, also an administrative director at VUMC, said, “The 100-Day Workout is a methodology that we use, combined with KaiNexus, to have really strong diligence around our process improvement. KaiNexus is such a powerful tool. You can use it in so many different ways.”

VUMC has been using the KaiNexus platform since 2011. Earlier versions of the technology were created by Dr. Jacobson and VUMC during his time as a resident and faculty member there. The Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization helped bring KaiNexus to market and owns a stake in the company.

KaiNexus recently added four new healthcare customers: Harbin Clinic (Georgia), the VA New England, St. Vincent’s Health System (Alabama), and UC Davis Medical Center (California), bringing their customer count above 20 organizations.

About KaiNexus

KaiNexus is an enterprise level web-based SaaS improvement platform designed to implement, manage, and sustain improvement in organizations.  It is scalable and adaptable to any organization, and supports a wide variety of improvement activities including daily staff driven improvement, kaizen events, improvement projects, HRO (high reliability organization) activities, action items and reporting on Joint Commission recommendations, and daily debriefs. KaiNexus “makes improvement happen.”

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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, (” published in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine.

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