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Brilliant LEGO Visualization of Healthcare Flow (or Lack Thereof)

Thanks go to Hakan Forss, from Sweden, who sent me a link to an article he wrote about Lean, waste, and patient flow. He compares two healthcare systems – one where the focus is on keeping silo-ed resources busy (which leads to long patient delays) and one where the focus is primarily on patient flow through a value stream.

The piece also has some really cool visualizations done with LEGO blocks. Check it out!

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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. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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  1. Hakan Forss says:

    Thank you Mark. I’m glad you liked it.

    The story is my free translation and adaptation of a similar story in the great book “Vad är Lean” by Niklas Modig and Pär Ã…hlström

    I highly recommend this book too anyone who wants to learn more about Lean.The English version is due out soon.

    For more info:

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