Saturday, July 18, 2009

Articles and Links on Lean: Is anybody else doing this?

Leading Lean: A Canadian Healthcare Leader's Guide (Fine, Golden, Hannam and Morra, 2009)
An article about the application of Lean in the Canadian Health System posted by Paul Levy President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston.

Here are some links to Paul's blog that highlight the application of Lean at BIDMC:

Clicking through Lean
Interns Learn Lean--They get it in two days!
Pig--Part 1
Pig--Part 2
Pig--Part 3

The rest is up to you. Hint...try typing the word "Gemba" into his blog's search engine.

In addition, don't pass up Tom Jackson's A3 Post. If you have time read his book Hoshin Kanri for the Lean Enterprise: Developing Competitive Capabilities and Managing Profit (2006)

Live feeds to the blogs can be found on my right side bar under "Blogs I Follow"

Additional Articles you may like:
Lean Thinking for the NHS (Jones and Mitchell, 2006)
Fixing Healthcare from the Inside, Today (Spear, 2005)


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