Free “Lean 101” Webinar (& More) from the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative

Thanks to my good friend Dean Bliss of the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative. You might recognize Dean as a frequent commenter here on the blog or you’ve heard my podcast with him (when he was with the Iowa Health System).

Here is a link to a 20-minute webinar that serves as a good introduction for those of you who are new to Lean or new to healthcare.

In the short overview, Dean covers a brief history of Lean, the types of waste, and some basic Lean methods. He also touches on Lean culture and the need to have everybody involved in improvement.

Also see Dean’s webinar on  Rapid Cycle Improvement.


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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 eBook 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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  1. Dean Bliss Dean Bliss says:

    I’m much more interesting in person… :)

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