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Lean Healthcare Animation from British Columbia

Kevin, from BC, shared this video with me about Lean healthcare. It’s only 2.5 minutes long and it has a fun visual style.

I’ll give it +1 for focusing on improving being driven by the people who do the work. +1 for saying they don’t need a radical system overhaul, just lots of incremental improvements. My only constructive criticism is that the video seems to focus  mainly  on efficiency and not directly on quality and safety. Although efficiency can lead to better care, a form of quality, it’s unfortunate to leave the impression that efficiency is the sole focus. Still, it’s a fun short video.

From their site:

Learn more about innovations in BC’s health care system and join the discussion at http://thinkhealthbc.ca. A central part of healthcare innovation is making treatment more efficient, effective, and patient-centric. In this film, we see how trusted systems for innovation and efficiency are being given new life in BC’s healthcare system.


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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. Al Norval says:

    I liked the video (and not just because I’m Canadian) as I think it explains the need for improvement in Healthcare in simple terms that everyone can understand and relate to and does so in a positive manner.

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