Links & Videos Referenced in My Talk “Why Your Hospital Should be like a Factory… or at Least Some of Them”

Today’s post is simply a collection of links referenced in my talk at today’s World Congress Leadership Summit on Process Improvement in Healthcare: “Why Your Hospital Should be Like a Factory… Or At Least Some…

The links below are for the benefit of the audience (to dig deeper into some slides and to see some video I won’t be showing) and it maybe it provides some interesting reading and viewing for you…


Factory Imagery Videos: (Chaplin, I Love Lucy, Family Guy): www.leanblog.org/factory

“Lean and Loving” in Dutch Healthcare: www.leanblog.org/holland

ThedaCare “Nurse Server” Video: www.leanblog.org/server

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Rightsized Capacity in Sweden: www.leanblog.org/sweden

Park Nicollet Cancer Center: www.leanblog.org/parknic

Paul Akers, from FastCap, shared a video he shot with a visiting physician. I might not have time to share the whole video during my talk, but take a look:

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A second video with reflections from a doctor who visited FastCap:

VIBCO President Karl Wadensten on hosting visitors from healthcare:

Comments from healthcare visitors to 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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