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This is the landing page forwarded from This is intended as a portal for experienced Lean professionals who are looking to move into healthcare from other industries.

For now, this is a placeholder site that will be built out with links and content for a community of people making this career transition. Here is some more background about this project.

For job postings, discussions, and more — I  have a website to help connect people (the site is now defunct)  , a custom site for those who are looking to make the move to healthcare or have already done so and those who want to hire them.

List of Resources:

Note: To suggest other types of resources, submit them in the comments area below.

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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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  1. Mark Graban says:

    Thanks to Scott for this great list of ideas:

    Links to white papers like Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s
    Links to LEI calendar for VSM Health Care (was in this area in February and I missed it)
    Executive summaries of books and articles – cliff notes for easy access
    Links to salary references for HC (I am really curious about this one – maybe it’s not available.)
    What about a “thought for the day” – a selected paragraph from your book or others
    Author quotes from recommended books – send them an e-mail requesting a quote in promotion of their book
    Duff’s Blog – Lean Leap to Health Care
    e-mail “push” content with provoking question that creates a discussion thread
    Frequently asked questions
    Wiki of HC knowledge
    Example value stream maps and “special” icons legend
    Not sure if it would work but I get google “News” pushed to me with sorts of articles on Lean and Lean Healthcare – I guess you could paste it into a “lean healthcare in the news” section that you could filter for relevance (or maybe I could do this for you)
    The video connected to the Nun and the Bureaucrat saved my butt today when I had a networking/interview because I could really speak to vivid hospital examples v. manufacturing – there has to be a way to tie this in
    What about the DFW Hospital Council?
    What about seminars and speaking?
    What about the top 5 google links to “lean healthcare”?
    What about a David Mann plug?
    What about a Lean Healthcare Lexicon – ex. – translating Gemba into MBWA (as I was pushed toward today)
    Language never to use in healthcare, etiquette
    References on movement to electronic records
    References on Baldridge criteria
    References to the future hospital public ratings and rankings and their impact on customer perception (could make us REALLY valuable)
    What about information from policital scenes such as Obama’s health care czar?
    What about a ranked list of job boards? (for example – career builder had hundreds more on it than Ladders yesterday with similar search criteria), is solid
    What about an “innovation corner” for creative ways to network and connect to HC?
    – volunteering (I had a great experience with this Monday.)
    – join and donate to hospital auxillary (support and networking tool)
    – carry around Lean Hospitals to ball parks
    – people always want to talk about their last medical experience – ask them if they ever waited – then listen
    – enlisting your family doctor to help
    – creating your own medical emergency for research purposes – jk

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