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Lean hospitals : improving quality, patient safety, and employee engagement

Author: Mark Graban
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"Lean Hospitals, Third Edition explains how to use the Lean methodology and mindsets to improve safety, quality, access, and morale while reducing costs, increasing capacity, and strengthening the long-term bottom line. This updated edition ... explains how Lean practices can help reduce frustrations for caregivers, prevent delays and harm for patients, and improve the long-term health of your organization. This  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Graban
ISBN: 9781498743259 1498743250
OCLC Number: 949987188
Notes: "A productivity press book."
Description: xxiii, 330 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 26 cm
Contents: The need for lean --
Overview of lean for hospitals and health systems --
Value and waste --
Observing the process and value streams --
Standardized work as a foundation of lean --
Lean methods : visual management, 5S, and kanban --
Proactive root cause problem solving --
Preventing errors and harm --
Improving flow --
Lean design --
Engaging and leading employees --
Getting started with lean --
A vision for a lean hospital and health system.
Responsibility: Mark Graban ; foreword by John Toussaint.

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"Lean Hospitals, Third Edition explains how to use the Lean methodology and mindsets to improve safety, quality, access, and morale while reducing costs, increasing capacity, and strengthening the long-term bottom line. This updated edition ... explains how Lean practices can help reduce frustrations for caregivers, prevent delays and harm for patients, and improve the long-term health of your organization. This edition includes new sections on structured Lean problem-solving methods (including Toyota Kata), Lean Design, and other topics used by leading edge health systems."--Page 4 of cover.

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