Episode #46 is a chat with a good friend of the Lean Blog, Dean Bliss, a Lean Improvement Specialist with the Iowa Health System. Like myself, Dean made a transition in from manufacturing into health care a few years back, he’ll share some of his experiences and recommendations for how to use Lean in a hospital and how to make that transition. He will also share some stories about how his hospital prioritized what problems to solve with the Lean methodology.
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Episode #46 Key Words and Links:
- Lean in hospitals, making a transition from manufacturing into hospitals, how to get started with Lean in a hospital, what are the differences between working with people in these different settings?
- Iowa Healthcare Collaborative
- World Research Group event, June 25-26
- The 2nd Annual Summit on Deploying the Toyota Production System & Lean Healthcare in Hospitals
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