About LeanBlog.org


Welcome to Mark Graban’s Lean Blog, a site that was started in January 2005 to host news, commentary, and discussion about “Lean” – the methodology and management system based on the Toyota Production System. The site has evolved in parallel with Mark’s career – focusing at first on Lean Management in the manufacturing world, but focusing more on healthcare over time after Mark moved into that industry in late 2005.

Lean Blog covers a number of themes about lean that are universal, regardless of industry. This blog led to Mark’s Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement  (now in a 2nd edition) and Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements.

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About LeanBlog.org: 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. Mark is also the
VP of Customer Success for the technology company KaiNexus.

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