Applying Lean in Healthcare: A Collection of International Case Studies

CRC Press
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Typically entrenched and systemic, healthcare problems require the sort of comprehensive solutions that can only be addressed by a change in culture and a shift in thinking. Applying Lean in Healthcare: A Collection of International Case Studies demonstrates how honest appraisal, intelligent planning, and vigilant follow-up have led to dramatic improvements in a variety of healthcare settings across the world. It teaches us how innovative organizations can find sustainable solutions to seemingly intractable problems by following a path guided by Lean Thinking. Lean methods may not solve every healthcare problem, but as these cases prove, changing a culture rather than personnel results in more effective sustainable change.

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About the author

Joe Aherne is CEO of the Leading Edge Group. John Whelton is the Director of North American Operations for the Leading Edge Group.

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CRC Press
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Apr 19, 2016
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Business & Economics / General
Business & Economics / Industries / Manufacturing
Business & Economics / Management
Business & Economics / Quality Control
Business & Economics / Total Quality Management
Medical / Health Care Delivery
Technology & Engineering / Manufacturing
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