Reminders: Upcoming Lean Healthcare Events

A reminder about two upcoming events for the Lean Healthcare community:

MIT Professional Education – Short Programs: MIT will be holding three short courses on campus this July focused on various lean concepts geared towards busy professionals (Lean Academy ® Course, Lean Engineering Seminar, Lean Healthcare Academy). To learn more visit them on the web at http://shortprograms.mit.edu/lean. The Lean Healthcare Academy is July 16-18 and can be found at this link. I will be giving a talk on Saturday the 18th.

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Lean Enterprise Academy Events; Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit 2009

I’m fortunate that I’ll be attending this July 10th summit in London, run by Dan Jones and the UK-based Lean Enterprise Academy. If you’re attending, be sure to let me know so we can meet up.

Presenters include John Toussaint, of ThedaCare, David Fillingham, CEO of the Bolton NHS Hospital, and a number of healthcare practitioners from the UK and their National Health Service.


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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 eBook 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. Anonymous says:

    Almost $2400 for three day course? That's $100 per classroom hour. Doesn't seem very lean to me. Yeah, I know that is the going rate.

    Travel costs could easily be an addition $1500.

    Why can't someone provide a more efficient alternative than spending $4000 to learn about lean healthcare?

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