GA 114 | How to Apply Lean to Healthcare with Mark Graban

GA 114 | How to Apply Lean to Healthcare with Mark Graban

By Steven Bonacorsi

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GA 114 | How to Apply Lean to Healthcare with Mark Graban


Today’s episode features Mark Graban, a recurring podcast guest and good friend of Gemba Academy. Ron and Mark discussed lean healthcare, the third revision of Mark’s book Lean Hospitals, and some of the main misconceptions about lean. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The quote that inspires Mark (3:38)
  • Mark’s background and how he got into lean healthcare (5:09)
  • Why overprocessing is a problem (7:10)
  • What’s new in the third version of Lean Hospitals (8:47)
  • A common misconception about lean (12:27)
  • Another common misconception (14:47)
  • The role of systems (16:13)
  • Mark’s overall perception of the current state of lean healthcare (20:31)
  • Mark’s advice for hospital administrators (26:33)

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Steven Bonacorsi

Steven Bonacorsi is the Founder of the Lean Six Sigma Group, President of ISLSS, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Steven Bonacorsi, President at the International Standard for Lean Six Sigma (ISLSS)
- Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodology.
- Expert in Kaizen event for rapid project execution.
- Certified PMP (Project Management Professional)
- Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
- Masters in Computer Information Systems (MS-CIS)
- Numerous IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of Professional Business Consulting experience at the C-Level.
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