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Kaizen Contest – Win a Copy of “The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen”

executive-guide-healthcare-kaizen-nowOne feature of the website for our  Healthcare Kaizen books  has been the ability for people to share an example of a Kaizen improvement or a photo of their Kaizen management methods. People have shared pictures of idea boards and examples of improvements, including some from KaiNexus customers.

My co-author Joe Swartz and I are happy to announce a new contest, where you can win prizes including:

How can you win?

If you share a Kaizen example through our site  by September 30th, you’ll have the chance to win a prize. Joe and I will select some winners, based on criteria including:

  • Most creatively decorated Kaizen board
  • Kaizen improvements that impact the patient experience
  • Kaizens that affect quality or patient safety
  • Kaizens with a significant financial impact
  • Kaizens that are documented in a fun or creative way

Or, you can enter by:

  • Recording and sharing a video about your Kaizen program on YouTube (like the one Joe’s organization made)
  • Write and share a story about your Kaizen approach or a Kaizen success story (which could be used, with your permission, as a guest post here)

You can also have a chance to win a book by leaving an insightful comment on this LinkedIn discussion I started:

Cultivating a Culture of Continuous Improvement


We hope people who have used the methods in  Healthcare Kaizen will want to share some of their successes to help inspire similar improvements throughout healthcare.

Unfortunately, due to high international shipping costs, winners receiving physical prizes will be limited to the domestic United States, but Kaizens from other countries can still be recognized by being included on our website.

As we say in the fine print on the Kaizen submission page, please make sure your manager and organization are OK with sharing. You might want to upload something that has identifying information removed (or ask us to do that for you). We don’t want you to share anything that’s proprietary or would get you in trouble.

Note: KaiNexus customers can enter by sharing a PDF export of one of your completed “Opportunities for Improvement”

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Coming Soon – The updated, expanded, and revised 3rd Edition of Mark Graban’s Shingo Research Award-Winning Book Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement. You can pre-order today, with shipping expected by June.

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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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