Baldrige Education Glossary: Cycle Time

Cycle Time

The term cycle time refers to the time required to fulfill commitments or to complete tasks. Time measurements play a major role in the Criteria because of the great importance of time performance to improving overall performance. Cycle time refers to all aspects of time performance. Cycle time improvement might include test results reporting time, time to introduce new health care technology, order fulfillment time, length of hospital stays, call-line response time, billing time, and other key measures of time.

Note: Blue words above are hyperlinks to other Glossary terms.



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