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 Tip.sheet, .215 TippingPoint, .176 Tools, .reducing.number.of, .3 Total. productive.maintenance. ... Poster.and.logo, .65, .64 presurgery.procedures, .65, .56 project.background, .55a€“56anbsp;...

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


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