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.”
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 new Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Innovation and Improvement Services for KaiNexus.