Lean Blog Audio

Mark Graban reads and expands upon selected posts from LeanBlog.org. Topics include Lean principles and leadership in healthcare, manufacturing, business, and the world around us. Learn more at http://www.leanblog.org/audio

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It's Not #Lean to Have Dysfunctional Efficiency Targets

Updated a long time ago.

Lean healthcare really is a global movement. Last year, when I went to Japan, we had people in the group from all across Asia, Denmark, Canada, the U.S., and Saudi Arabia. Health systems all around the world need to improve quality and patient safety, reduce waste and create better work environments, reduce waiting times, and get costs under control. These are universal challenges.Thankfully, Lean is helping.

Here's a story from Malaysia that caught my eye: "How assembly lines inspired Asia's hospitals."

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