#TBT: An Old Podcast with Dr. Jack Billi and a Future #Lean Physician Webinar in May

Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 12.41.48 PMFor those of you who have been around Lean healthcare for a while, I hope you’ve met or at least heard of Dr. Jack Billi from the University of Michigan. He’s currently the Associate VP of Medical Affairs and he’s been a champion of Lean for a long time.

For this Throwback Thursday, I’m going to highlight the times I’ve been able to feature Jack on the blog and podcast:

Podcast #110, Dr. Jack Billi, Lean and Medicine (from 2011)

How Has Dr. Jack Billi Achieved 100% Hand Hygiene Compliance Since 2008? (from 2015, including a video)

Webinar Recording from a University of Michigan Health System Lean Leader (from 2011)

University of Michigan Health System and Lean (from 2009)

I’m also excited that the American Medical Association (actually the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement) have asked me and Jack to co-present a new webinar that’s free and open to all who register:

Transforming care: The value of Lean for physicians

It’s being was held on May 3, 2016.  (get the recording here)

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Learning objectives

  • Illustrate the potential Lean has to transform clinical care and administrative practices, allowing physicians to practice “at the top of their license
  • Examine how Lean empowers physicians and their teams to address challenges and be more efficient and effective while reducing burden
  • Design approaches to initiate Lean-based improvement programs
  • Create systems to sustain and expand improvement activities over time

We hope you’ll join us. Click here to view the archive page that has the slides and the audio recording and share this with your physician friends and colleagues… maybe even (or especially) the skeptics and detractors.


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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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