Podcast #169 – Len Berry, PhD on “The Promise of Lean in Healthcare”

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Berry150 Podcast #169   Len Berry, PhD on The Promise of Lean in Healthcare leanJoining me for Episode #169 is Leonard L. Berry, PhD,  Distinguished Professor of Marketing in the  Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. We are talking about his article that he co-authored with John Toussaint, MD  Mayo Clinic Proceedings:  “The Promise of Lean in Health Care” (PDF)  - which I blogged about earlier. In this podcast, Len talks about his time being embedded in ThedaCare and the lessons he learned there… for example, why is it incorrect to assume that “standardized work” means something stifling?

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  1. Mark Welch says:

    I really like the term coined by the Thedacare Physician, “Flexible Regimentation.” Kind of a paradox, but it sure is in keeping with Spear and Bowen’s 1st of the 4 Rules in Use that highly specified standardized work actually results in more flexibility for the work force. And, it’s very true.

    Dr. Berry learned a lot in his limited time. Thanks to both of you.

  2. Excellent podcast Mark! I will tell everyone I know about it and recommend they listen and learn. Mike
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