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Introduction to lean healthcare -- Making it lean -- Providing rapid access to a vascular surgery outpatient clinic -- Reorganizing and standardizing supply rooms across a health system -- A quickstart lean method to cut the clutter and get your hospital back into shape -- Applying lean thinking to…
Contents: Leadership: an elusive concept -- Cultivating the leadership relationship -- Building commitment: getting others to follow -- Communicating with clarity -- The art of effectively facilitating processes -- Getting results -- Developing others -- Conclusion: leading in the future.
An open letter to healthcare leaders (CEOs) ; Eliminating waste will transform American health care ; A brief history of Lean ; The "Lean House" and model lines ; Your Lean action plan ; Building kaizen leaders ; Flow in a healthcare environment ; Kanban and the supply chain ; Lean comes to Virgini…
The need for change and why it isn’t happening -- The characteristics of success -- Organizing for accountability -- Linking strategy and quality -- Creating an environment for change -- Using advanced quality methods -- Seven steps from theory to results.
Based on the lean principles of the Toyota Production System