LEAN HEALTHCARE ENGLISH ARTICLES

LEAN HEALTHCARE ENGLISH ARTICLES

VIDEO GEMBA WALK - Last week PL went to Brazil. We joined a doctor at the gemba in one of the hospitals we visited and asked her to show us their visual management system in the ER. Back in June, Planet Lean...
VIDEO INTERVIEW – Last year, the Lean Global Network launched an initiative to leverage the knowledge of our institutes to positively impact the healthcare industry. We caught up with the group in São Paulo this week. Read More
FEATURE – Long waiting times are bad for both patients and hospitals, but when we talk about heart attacks reducing them becomes a moral imperative. Here’s how Hospital Aliança in Brazil is doing it. Read More
FEATURE – Having dedicated clinical paths for specific types of patients is a well-known method for reducing waiting times. By doing it, Siena University Hospital managed to slash delays by 80%. Read More
Another month, another story of a lean project told by the Siena hospital front-line folks. This time we take you to the Intensive Care Nursery, whose layout was transformed to provide better care to premature newborns. To complete their...
NOTES FROM THE GEMBA – On this gemba walk in the cardiology department of a Parisian hospital, the author discovers how the team is changing its internal dynamics and processes to make lean their way of thinking. As I stepped...
FEATURE – Every year, Siena University Hospital runs a Lean Day to celebrate and award its best lean projects. In this new series, front-line people write about five of these initiatives: first up, Internal Medicine. Click here to access the...
FEATURE – A Michigan NGO that facilitates organ and tissue donation shares its experience with value stream mapping, reflecting on people coming together to understand the gap between current and future state. With more than 123,000 people needing organ transplants...
Quality improvement approaches in Japanese hospitals It probably surprises many Westerners, where books such as Lean Hospitals by Mark Graban and organizations such as Thedacare and Virginia Mason are well known, to learn that the practice of the Toyota Production System (TPS)...
For our hospital, the first push towards lean thinking came a few years ago from a project promoted by the regional government, which aimed to optimize patient flow in Tuscany’s hospitals. It was a very comprehensive project, through which we...

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