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You must be this tall to ride the process geek bus

On a pleasant December morning in Florida, 200 or so clinicians and health care administrators attending the IHI National Forum disembarked a bus at Universal Orlando. 
At least one of them (yours truly) suffered from a longstanding and deep fear of roller coasters. What followed next was a day devoid of Doctor Doom's Fearfall or The Incredible Hulk Coaster, but nonetheless a thrill ride. These eager individuals were treated to a backstage look at how Universal Orlando keeps thrill ride junkies safe and their parents who stay on the ground taking pictures reassured - a day only a process geek could love.
Universal Orlando employs about 15,000 people and welcomes anywhere between 20,000-60,000 visitors a day. Despite its high volume and complex operations, the resort has an enviable safety record, not only for its visitors but also for the hundreds of actors and stunt people it employs.
The goal of our day was to identify examples of safety and reliability in a high performance non-…