LeanBlog Podcast #53 – Patrick Anderson, Lean Healthcare in Alaska
LeanBlog Podcast Episode #53 is a conversation with Patrick M. Anderson, the Executive Director of Chugachmiut, the Tribal consortium created to promote self-determination to the seven Native communities of the Chugach Region. I met Patrick at a Lean conference where he shared their experiences with applying Lean principles to healthcare delivery in Alaska. I am happy to bring their story to you, here in the first part of a two-part Podcast discussion.
You can also read more about Lean concepts at Chugachmiut on their website. In this episode, we talk about the origins of Lean at Chugachmiut, how they used Kaizen Events in their healthcare clinics, and their abolition of annual performance reviews. This was recorded in October, so some of the weather and daylight references aren’t that recent for here in mid-November.
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- About the Chugachmiut organization and tribes
- Inspired by Nypro’s “High Velocity” system
- Kaizen events for healthcare clinic
- Dr. Tom Jackson
- Getting rid of individual annual performance evaluations
- WSJ piece on eliminating reviews