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Podcast #202 – Patrick Graupp, TWI in Healthcare

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My guest today for Episode 202 is Patrick Graupp, co-author of the excellent book Getting to Standard Work in Health Care: Using TWI to Create a Foundation for Quality Care, co-authored with Martha Purrier from Virginia Mason Medical Center. If you’re brand new to the Training Within Industry (TWI) model, you might want to first listen to Episode 196, with Jim Huntzinger, on “What is TWI?

Patrick is also a senior master trainer with the TWI Institute. His other publications include the book The TWI Workbook: Essential Skills for Supervisors, a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize Recipient for 2007 and Implementing TWI: Creating and Managing a Skills-Based Culture which was published by Productivity Press.

In the episode, we discuss topics including:

  • How often do you meet Lean practitioners who don’t know about TWI?
  • What are some of the challenges that hospitals address using TWI?
  • How did Virginia Mason get introduced to these concepts?
  • How has TWI helped in healthcare?
  • About the TWI Institute and Patrick’s work

For a link to this episode, refer people to  www.leanblog.org/202.

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More info and links related to this podcast:

Previous podcasts on TWI:

  • #196: (3/18/14) Jim Huntzinger, What is TWI?
  • #104: (11/23/10) Dr. Peter Patterson, Lean in Histopathology
  • #28: (7/29/07) Norman Bodek, on Training Within Industry and more
  • #15: (1/7/07) Jim Huntzinger about the “Training Within Industry” program

Other Related References & Links:

Video with Patrick and Martha talking about the book:

A longer overview presentation about TWI

 

Podcast eBook:

You might also be interested in an eBook with transcripts from some of my favorite podcasts:

Feedback & Comments:

If you have feedback on the podcast, or any questions for me or my guests, you can email me at [email protected] or you can call and leave a voicemail by calling the “Lean Line” at (817) 776-LEAN (817-776-5326) or contact me via Skype id “mgraban”. Please give your location and your first name. Any comments (email or voicemail) might be used in follow ups to the podcast.


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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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