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Meirc’s blogs are meant to be fat-free write-ups on topics which are of interest to our clients and web-site visitors. These blogs are useful when you wish to get an update on a field you follow or when you are looking for a bite-sized article that you would like to refer to or learn from. The blogs are reviewed and updated based on your feedback so please go through the blogs below and click on the one you wish to access and then let us know what you think. We would love to get your feedback. As always, we can be reached on

The Wastes Management Hierarchy and The Circular Economy

  May 25 2016

# Health, Safety and Environment

For many in business, wastes that are produced are simply an overhead that must be accounted for and are a drain on profits; there is a fundamental acceptance that waste is inevitable! However with the right approach, the amount of waste produced and the related cost for disposal can be significantly reduced such that profitability can increase without increasing product...;

The Patient Excellence Metrics for a Hospital Supply Chain

  May 25 2016

# Healthcare Management

Preface Within today’s complex healthcare supply chains we can find tens and tens of performance indicators that claim to facilitate all manner of operational, financial and strategic metrics.. Seldom, do we come across matrices that are focused on the community that matters the most, that is the patient and the clinical staff providing the care… Supply chain...;

Technology & Supply Chain In Healthcare

  May 25 2016

# Healthcare Management

Preface According to The Beryl Institute research, the patient experience is one of the top three priorities of hospital leaders over the next three years. It is clearly time to refocus on the person at the center of care. Many organizations are struggling to understand what patient-centered care truly means, and what it really looks like. Every caregiver has...;

Achieving Patient Excellence through Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare

  May 22 2016

# Healthcare Management

Introduction Why do hospitals need lean principles or methodologies? We all come to work to do our very best - to achieve what we are capable of and to add real value for our patients and ensure clinical expertise is supported by process excellence to enable processes to flow at the rate of patient demand. Healthcare caregiver teams are dedicated and skilled ...;

What makes a hospital workplace “Great”?

  May 19 2016

# Healthcare Management

Preface Health care is an extraordinarily people-centric industry. Aside from the obvious fact that the patient consumes services to his or her physical body, nearly all treatments and procedures are administered by people. The management of health care personnel takes place in a complex environment involving a variety of professionals, extensive use of mater...;

Three Approaches to Records Management

  Mar 17 2016

# Administration and Secretarial

In order to deliver a report on managing records retention, a somewhat long word on records management has to be included in this chapter. The principles of records management and the methods to implement records management controls are worthy of their own report. In an attempt to summarise the topic, the following explanation is limited and covers my accoun...;

The Audit Report Writing Mindset

  Mar 16 2016

# Accounting and Finance

Perhaps the most challenging part of an auditor’s role is the communicating of results in order to achieve effective remediation of any control deficiencies. Audit reports are, perhaps, the most critical part of the audit process and typically come at the end of the process when schedules are stretched, deadlines are approaching, pressure is on and the report becomes ...;

The Ten Keys to Cyber-Survival

  Mar 16 2016

# IT Management

I don’t know if you have noticed, but when it comes to incident response, the methodology applied by organisations can vary from the downright chaotic, to a well-disciplined, well-oiled machine. However, from what I have observed over the preceding five years of my professional life, the general approach seems to...;

AQ: Why It Counts more than IQ and EQ

  Dec 13 2015

# Interpersonal Skills and Self Development

By Samer K. Taher Managing Director - Meirc Training & Consulting Forget your IQ and your EQ. If you are seriously keen on climbing the success ladder, the only question you should be asking yourself is how high is your Action Quotient...;

Feedback: why most of us fail at It!

  Dec 6 2015

# Leadership and Management

By Samer K. Taher Managing Director - Meirc Training & Consulting It is ironic that one of the most used terms in management today is one of the most misunderstood. If you ask someone to define feedback, you will get all sorts of d...;