New Post on ‘The Lean Edge’ – Lean and Innovation

Continuing my participation on, I answered a new question about Lean and innovation.

My answer can be found here, and I managed to work in a mention of the good folks at VIBCO…

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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. Mike Stoecklein says

    Mark – I agree with your comments on the topic of innovation and lean-thinking. This past March I attended a useful seminar conducted the CEO of Memorial Hospital and Health System in South Bend, IN. (I wrote about this on my on-line journal – – under the heading of “Chicago Walkabout”). Not sure if you have heard of them. I plan to attend their “Day at the Innovation Cafe” in July and will let you know what I learned. Perhaps the CEO (Phil Newbold) would be a good interview for your podcast? Mike
    .-= Mike Stoecklein ´s last blog ..Lean Thinking, Dr. Deming, Health Care Improvement and Life-long Learning. =-.

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