I’m Giving a Free Lean Healthcare Overview Webinar on 1/20/11

On Thursday, January 20 2011, I’m giving a free webinar on Lean healthcare in conjunction with the sponsor, FormFast.

You can read more about the webinar and what I’ll cover here or you can go right to the registration page.

From their description of the webinar and planned discussion:

As programs and buzzwords such as “Six Sigma,” and “Do more with less,” continue to gain credence among industry leaders, many healthcare organizations are left wondering how exactly to reduce costs without compromising quality and overall success. The FormFast Webinar has been developed to explore how hospitals can “go lean” through a combination of increased efficiency and performance improvement measures.

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The description continues:

Author of the book  Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Satisfaction and president of lean healthcare consulting company Constancy, Inc., Graban will offer his experience-tested strategies and successful tactics that go beyond simply cutting hospital costs to create an agile and effective institution. He will discuss methods for re-designing broken processes; how to use technology intelligently as a support tool for, not a replacement of, staff; and influencing organizational culture in a positive manner.

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Graban will likewise explain why both clinical and administrative workflow processes must be remedied to achieve significant quality increases and cost savings.

“Hospitals are complex organizations and embracing a philosophy of lean healthcare can generate significant improvements throughout the enterprise,” says Rob Harding, president and CEO of FormFast. “For this reason, we are pleased to offer Mark Graban’s strategies for cutting costs, increasing quality and becoming a lean, high performance hospital.”

I’m happy to have this opportunity to talk about Lean with FormFast’s healthcare audience. The description somewhat lets out of the bag the fact that I’ve been quietly doing some part-time consulting work under my own company’s banner (while continuing to work half-time with LEI).

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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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