I’ll be attending and speaking at three public events in the next few months, twice in Las Vegas and once in Phoenix. Hope to see you there.
I’m also fortunate to be part of an outstanding program of speakers at the Lean Healthcare PowerDay, April 9-10 in Vegas, an event sponsored by Healthcare Performance Partners and MedAssets.
Other speakers at PowerDay include:
- Richard Shannon, M.D., a leader in Lean and healthcare quality/safety (my podcast with him)
- Naida Grunden, talking about Lean-led hospital design (my previous podcast with her)
I’m honored to be a part of this program, a full day of timely topics and engaging speakers. I’ll be talking about the mindsets and management systems from Lean manufacturing that are beneficial in healthcare. We shouldn’t copy methods factories literally, but there are some cultural aspects of great factories that healthcare has been learning from. It’s not about “turning the hospital into a factory.” It’s about using proven management methods to help hospitals be the best hospital they can be. Read a preview of the talk here.
Will you be attending any of the events? If so, please leave a comment or come say hello.
About 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 Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Customer Success for the technology company KaiNexus. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.