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LeanBlog Podcast #80 – Joan Wellman, Lean in Healthcare

by Mark Graban on December 4, 2009 · 2 comments

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i wellman bw LeanBlog Podcast #80   Joan Wellman, Lean in Healthcare leanThis episode is a discussion with Joan Wellman, of the consulting firm Joan Wellman & Associates. Joan is a real pioneer in the lean healthcare arena, having started her initial work with a hospital in 1995 — I haven’t found anybody who started this work earlier. We first met in Seattle a few months back and I’m thrilled to bring you this discussion about the early days of lean healthcare and her thoughts on the potential for the future.

For earlier episodes, visit the main Podcast page, which includes information on how to subscribe via RSS or via Apple iTunes.

You can use the player (use the VCR-type controls) below to listen to a “streaming” version of the podcast (or click here for the streaming audio and RSS subscription). The streaming link is faster for one-time listening (hardly any delay to start listening). Or you can use the download link to put it on your iPod or other MP3 player.

If you have feedback on the podcast, or any questions for me or my guests, you can email me at leanpodcast@gmail.com or you can call and leave a voicemail by calling the “Lean Line” at (817) 776-LEAN (817-776-5326) or contact me via Skype id “mgraban”. Please give your location and your first name. Any comments (email or voicemail) might be used in follow ups to the podcast.


Mark Graban 2011 Smaller LeanBlog Podcast #80   Joan Wellman, Lean in Healthcare leanAbout LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as the new Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Innovation and Improvement Services for KaiNexus.


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1 Jeanne December 10, 2009 at 2:41 pm

Joan Wellman is one of the best consultants I've ever worked with. She is tireless in her pursuit of healthcare transformation using lean principles. Shine on Joan! You rock so hard!

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