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Tour a Lean Hospital with AME

AME – The Association For Manufacturing Excellence

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:

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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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an book titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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