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Brilliant LEGO Visualization of Healthcare Flow (or Lack Thereof)

by Mark Graban on September 19, 2012 · 1 comment

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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!


Mark Graban 2011 Smaller Brilliant LEGO Visualization of Healthcare Flow (or Lack Thereof) 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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1 Hakan Forss September 19, 2012 at 5:17 am

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:
http://www.vadarlean.se

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