Tag: China Trip 2016
Continuing my series of blog posts about my July trip to China, today’s post is about my first significant walk through a hospital during the trip.
My group had a chance to visit the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University.
Continuing my series of blog posts about my July trip to China, today’s post is about the second city I visited: Shanghai. This post has some photos and descriptions of the high-speed train trip and other travel-related details. You can also read previous posts about the Lean healthcare conference that was held in Beijing on the first day.
Continuing to go through my notes, picking up from my last post…
The presenter said something that’s certainly a familiar challenge with facilities here in the U.S.:
‘”Patients often get lost due a lack of good signs.”
Continuing from Part 1 of my post about my first day of my first China trip, I’d like to share more about the Lean healthcare conference and presentations that took place.
In the next presentation from a Chinese hospital, the speaker started talking about the need to “improve [patient and employee] satisfaction through Lean management” and that “we have the same goals and purpose” as I expressed in my presentation… namely safety, quality, waiting times, cost, and employee morale (SQDCM).
After arriving to the hotel in Beijing at about 8 pm the night before, I participated in a day long Lean Healthcare conference that very next morning. I’m glad I always presented in the mornings, because I was always fresh (I woke up before my alarm each morning) and was groggy every afternoon thanks to jet lag.
I just returned on Wednesday from my first trip to China to meet with people and give presentations about Lean in healthcare. It was a whirlwind to say the least. I spent nearly as much time traveling as I did talking to people about Lean and healthcare improvement, but it was worth it.