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...
CASE STUDY – How an improvement program of the British national healthcare system inspired a Belgian hospital to launch an organization-wide lean transformation with the active support of the HR and nursing departments.
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...
You don’t always need a lot of external help to initiate a lean transformation: the experience of the Emergency Department of the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona shows it can be done with very little support from the outside.
Introducing initial assessments by senior doctors and bedside diagnostics to improve the efficiency of the Emergency Department: a lean healthcare experiment in England.
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...
In the past couple of years, the Consorci Sanitari del Garraf has been able to leverage the commitment of its people to perform a lean turnaround. Its story shows you don’t need lots of resources and money to do...
FEATURE – After Singapore Institute of Technology staff was introduced to lean thinking, a course was launched to provide healthcare workers with the lean skills they need to transform their organizations. In 2000, the World Health Organization ranked Singapore’s healthcare...
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)...
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...

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