Applying Lean in Healthcare

Applying Lean in Healthcare

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Typically entrenched and systemic, healthcare problems require the sort of comprehensive solutions that can only be addressed by a change in culture and a shift in thinking. Applying Lean in Healthcare: A Collection of International Case Studies demonstrates how honest appraisal, intelligent planning, and vigilant follow-up have led to dramatic improvements in a variety of healthcare settings across the world. It teaches us how innovative organizations can find sustainable solutions to seemingly intractable problems by following a path guided by Lean Thinking. Lean methods may not solve every healthcare problem, but as these cases prove, changing a culture rather than personnel results in more effective sustainable change.Hospital, .29 Quick.wins, .strategic.use.of, .19 R Rapid.improvement.activity. ... HRVP.Medical.Oncology. Unit, .134 Recycling, .70, ... Oregon.Medical.Laboratories, . 88a€“89, . 91 and.targeting.of.specific.problems, .199 in.Toyotaa#39;, .198, .vs..problem. elimination, .203 Process ... Process.flow. diagram, .185 at.

Title:Applying Lean in Healthcare
Author:Joe Aherne, John Whelton
Publisher:CRC Press - 2010-04-21


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