Many companies are responding appropriately to the COVID19 pandemic, restricting travel and reducing large groups. This means lean conferences and training are mostly canceled, even those which didn’t involve travel. But that doesn’t mean that lean learning has to, or should, stop. With that I mind, I am making the
I've been thinking a lot about hospitals and how they're preparing for the expected tsunami of Covid-19 patients who will need ICU beds and ventilators (when it's expected that there won't be enough of either). There have also been recent preparations (and ongoing actions) to screen patients who arrive at emergency rooms and outpatient clinics. […]
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See all of Greg's email updates on this page Greg Jacobson, MD is a practicing emergency room physician. He's a friend and trusted colleague and he's not prone to overreaction and exaggeration. We just got off the phone and his message for public health (which also includes YOUR health) is clear and emphatic: STAY HOME […]
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Returning for Episode #360 of the podcast is Leah Binder, the president and CEO of Leapfrog Group. We last talked four years ago in Episode #240 about the patient safety crisis and efforts to improve. Today, we'll talk about hospitals' preparation for the Covid-19 / Coronavirus threat. Read her statement on this topic and stay […]
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Healthcare – Creating Value for Patients Running controlled experiments for evaluating interventions in healthcare is usually infeasible – the presentation of patients can be random and most factors are impossible to control. However, experimenters can benefit from the quasi-random assignment possible in semi-controlled experiments. Read more on Leveraging Natural Experiments to Evaluate Interventions in Learning Health […]
Coronavirus, Supply Chains, and JIT In Episode 14 of Lean Whiskey, Mark Graban and Jamie Flinchbaugh finish off another weekend by catching up, drinking whiskey, and talking shop. In whiskey, we explore the idea of adding water to your whiskey. Rather than take the tradition as fact, the lean thinker
In Episode 14 of Lean Whiskey, Mark Graban and Jamie Flinchbaugh finish off another weekend by catching up, drinking whiskey, and talking shop. In whiskey, we explore the idea of adding water to your whiskey. Rather than take the tradition as fact, the lean thinker must seek an understanding of cause and effect. We find […]
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It’s hard to believe that my latest trip back to Japan was already over a month and a half ago. A lot has changed in our world since then, and looking back on my posts and and photos gave me joy yesterday so I wanted to share them here with you. Some of you might […]
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I realize there's a lot of serious stuff taking place in the world… and that's weighing on my mind a ton, which is one reason why I haven't been blogging quite as much recently. But, if you'll forgive the indulgence, I'm going to share a few reflections about the year's anniversary (or birthday?) of the […]
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