Looks like a great event that AME is running up in Seattle.
Virginia Mason has a great reputation as one of the leaders in the lean healthcare world.
Here are some articles about them:
- From the IHI: Virginia Mason Medical Center Implements Lean Management Principles to Drive Out Waste
- To make its processes “lean,” this hospital took a page from the Japanese car industry
- Toyota gives Virginia Mason docs a lesson in lean
- Lean and healthy
If you’re a manufacturer, don’t think you can’t learn from healthcare. Touring a hospital would certainly stretch your view of lean. Many hospitals are really embracing the cultural and problem-solving aspects of lean, something that is universal. If healthcare can learn from manufacturing, then certainly manufacturing can learn from healthcare.
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