LEAN HEALTHCARE ENGLISH ARTICLES
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...
By using lean management, the Hospital São Francisco Hospital (HSF) near São Paulo, Brazil, has improved its ability to deal with dengue epidemics – treating patients more quickly and efficiently. Read more..
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...
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...
Katie Anderson is a lean thinker, coach and healthcare change agent. She is a California native living in Tokyo. In her blog she writes regularly about lean and leadership. In her two recent articles (Part I & Part II) Katie...
Too many organizations still have a vertical structure based on silos and functions. Lean thinking calls for a dramatic change in the way the work takes place, based on value streams. At IOV, a cancer treatment center located in...
Katie Anderson is a lean thinker, coach and healthcare change agent. She is a California native living in Tokyo. In her blog she writes regularly about lean and leadership. In her two recent articles (Part I & Part II) Katie...
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...
CASE STUDY – The whole of Helsinki’s hospital district is leaning out, with incredible results. It isn’t every day that we come across – let alone have the opportunity to observe – a lean transformation in such a large...
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

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