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Stuff I’m Reading, April 4, 2012: Staffing Levels, Death Rates, Student Projects

by Mark Graban on April 4, 2012 · 1 comment

Here are links to some more articles I’ve read recently that might be of interest on a number of Lean related topics:

  • THE MORE THE MERRIER (The New Yorker) – “But there’s a strong case to be made that corporate America’s fetish for cost-cutting has gone too far.”
  • Hospital performance rewards fail to cut death rates (Journal-Sentinel) – “Measuring outcomes is more difficult than measuring processes, but measures of outcomes are becoming more common.”
  • Student Aid: Class works with Union Hospital on student projects (Indiana State) – “An ISU operations management class teamed with hospital employees for multiple projects that helped the students become green belt certified in Lean Six Sigma, an industry-recognized method for problem-solving and continuous improvement.”
  • Plan for a new children’s hospital  (IrishTimes.com) – “Other world-class hospitals such as Seattle Children’s in the US concentrated on patient flow when constructing the design of its new hospital, incorporating Lean Thinking into their plans.”


Mark Graban 2011 Smaller Stuff Im Reading, April 4, 2012: Staffing Levels, Death Rates, Student Projects 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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April 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Feedback via facebook from Isaac:

“Mark, I’m really enjoying these Stuff I’m Reading post. I hope this starts to be reoccurring section on your blog.”

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