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  • Ideas Transformed the Culture at Baylor Scott & White Health

    Last month, an important book titled The Power of Ideas to Transform Healthcare: Engaging Staff by Building Daily Lean Management Systems, authored by Steve Hoeft and Bob Pryor, MD, was published. It details Baylor Scott & White Health’s journey from just one-of-many to one-of-the-best...

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  • Lean is the Medicine that Healthcare Systems Require

    Last month, an important book titled The Lean Prescription: Powerful Medicine for Our Ailing Healthcare System, authored by Patricia Gabow and Philip Goodman, was published, and it details how Denver Health became the first healthcare organization to be awarded the Shingo Bronze Medallion Prize f...

    Tags: Denver Health, healthcare quality, lean healthcare, Patricia Gabow, Philip Goodman, Shingo Prize, The Lean Prescription

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  • Penn State to host symposium on Lean Six Sigma in health care

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State student chapter of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) is hosting a symposium on the application of Lean Six Sigma principles and methodologies in health care from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 22 on the University Park campus. Representatives from Her...

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  • Newsflash: KaiNexus Featured in Modern Healthcare!

      We always think that it’s really cool when KaiNexus or one our staff members gets a shout-out from a publication. Recently, our CEO Greg Jacobson was interviewed by Beth Kutscher of Modern Healthcare. Modern Healthcare is  the leading source of business and policy news, indust...

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  • Meet a champion of Catalonia's lean healthcare movement

    PROFILE – Lean is spreading like wildfire across the Catalonian healthcare sector, following a do-it-yourself model unique to this part of the world. Our editor met one of the practitioners who are making it happen. (...) Original: http://planet-lean.com/meet-a-champion-of-catalonia-s-l...

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  • Do we need more research to understand what works and what doesn’t when implementing lean?

    Dear Gemba Coach, There are controversies over whether lean/TPS works in healthcare or not. Authorities in lean practice suggest conducting research that compares outcomes with lean and without. I feel like we are stuck proving wasteful activities are still valid when we run to research. (...) ...

    Tags: lean manufacturing, lean healthcare, Lean fail

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  • Pascal Dennis' New Book -- Andy & Me and the Hospital -- Addresses Healthcare Challenges

    One of the top Lean thinkers and coaches, Pascal Dennis, just published a compelling new novel titled Andy & Me and the Hospital: Further Adventures on the Lean Journey . Continuing the story established in his Shingo Prize-winning book Andy & Me, this latest book shows how Tom Papas and ...

    Tags: Andy & Me and the Hospital, lean healthcare, Lean Pathways, lean thinking, Pascal Dennis, value streams

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  • Where Is Six Sigma Being Adopted Outside of Manufacturing Right Now?

    While Six Sigma originated in manufacturing, it’s common knowledge nowadays that it’s being applied in many more fields. There are even some surprising implementations of lean methodologies around us, and one doesn’t have to look too far to find some amazing examples of the poss...

    Tags: Six Sigma, employee relations, familiar with six sigma, implementing six sigma, lean healthcare, lean methodologies

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  • The impressive lean transformation of an Italian hospital

    CASE STUDY – There is more to Siena than the Palio: the Tuscan city boasts of one of the most advanced examples of lean healthcare in Italy. We asked the team at the University Hospital how they are doing it. Original: http://planet-lean.com/the-impressive-lean-transformation-of-an-ita...

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  • Visual Value in Health Information Management

    Have you ever struggled to make "invisible work" visual for your leadership? Laura Shue of the University of Michigan Health System certainly has - two years ago she tackled the formidable task of making the value of her Health Information Management department visual for their leaders. How she d...

    Tags: visual management, lean healthcare

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