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New Podcasts – Interviews with Mark Graban on Lean in Healthcare

88026787_a14853ff1a_oNormally, in my original Lean podcast series, I’m interviewing others and I let them do most of the talking (I believe this is statistically true).

OK, well, I have another podcast series (Lean Blog Audio) where I read blog posts out loud… which is weird, if nobody is listening. But people are listening (also something I believe to be statistically true). I took a pause from these podcasts (and nobody complained), but I’m doing them again away.

Occasionally, the tables are turned and I’m a guest on somebody else’s podcast. I’ll share two recent ones below

Who Cares? Podcast

I chuckled at the double meaning of the podcast title… or it depends on your tone and how you say it. Who cares? I care. As does anybody who reads this blog. What do I care about? Well, I care about patient safety even more than I care about Lean. Lean is, of course, a means (one of many) to an end (or many ends, in addition to patient safety).

I recently blogged about an excellent episode of the podcast with somebody else who cares, Brittney Wilson:

The Nerdy Nurse Explains How Toyota Holds the Key to Better Healthcare

The next episode in the series (produced by Care Logistics) is mine:

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Leaning In or Out? Why Healthcare Should Stop Fearing and Start Loving Lean

They say I wrote “the book” on Lean in hospitals. I wrote “a” book… well, a few of them. The host of the podcast was far too kind. But, after I was done being embarrassed by the intro, we had a good conversation, I think.

Lean Healthcare Exchange Podcast

I was happy to have the chance to be interviewed here by Dr. David Munch from Healthcare Performance Partners for their relatively new podcast series. They, like me, started blogging and then added a podcast. You should definitely subscribe.

I had previously interviewed Dr. Munch in episode #139 of my podcast.

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Podcast: Respect for People

I hope you enjoy the conversations… feel free to post a comment if you’d like to join the discussion.

Image by Flickr user Daniel Filho, used under Creative Commons license.


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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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