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Day 2 Notes: Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit 2014

Day 2 Notes: Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit 2014

Today is the second and final day of the 5th annualLean Healthcare Transformation Summit. Follow along on Twitter with hashtag#HCSummit14 to see my tweets and thoughts from others. I will be adding updates to this post during the day, as well. These are not meant to be complete notes or a transcript… but quotable and interesting thoughts or […]

Live Blogging Day 1: Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit 2014

Live Blogging Day 1: Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit 2014

Today is the first day of the 5th annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit. Follow along on Twitter with hashtag #HCSummit14 to see my tweets and thoughts from others. I will be adding updates to this post during the day, as well. These are not meant to be complete notes or a transcript… but quotable and interesting thoughts or comments […]

Misplaced Milkshake Blenders & Unclear Water Dispensers

Misplaced Milkshake Blenders & Unclear Water Dispensers

Last week was the annual LEI Lean Transformation Summit (see my notes here). There were many inspiring stories, but are always reminders that it’s not always a Lean world around us. Tom Ehrenfeld (who blogged about the two days of the Summit here and here) shared a crazy story from his trip to the airport on […]

Notes & My Short Talk from the #Lean Transformation Summit, #Lean14

Notes & My Short Talk from the #Lean Transformation Summit, #Lean14

It’s been fun attending the annual Lean Transformation Summit (produced by LEI). Today is Day 2. I took some notes from Day 1 and Tom Ehrenfeld has been “live blogging” it a bit on the LEI site. Tom also took and posted a picture of me in my spiffy “Lean Geek” t-shirt. LEI had a […]

Video on this June’s Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit

Video on this June’s Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit

I hope you’ll consider coming to the 5th annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit, being held in Los Angeles, June 4th and 5th, 2014. The Summit is sponsored by the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and the Lean Enterprise Institute. It’s always a great event – for the speakers and the networking. Here is a short […]

By February 27, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Reducing Wasted Motion at a Conference: Collaborative Note Taking

Reducing Wasted Motion at a Conference: Collaborative Note Taking

I hope many of you will be attending either (or both) of the upcoming LEI summits with me, either the Lean Transformation Summit in early March or the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in June. See you there? Today’s post is something I wrote that’s being hosted on the LEI “Lean Post” today:  Reducing Wasted Motion at […]

By February 12, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Video: John Shook and the LEI #Lean Transformation Model

Video: John Shook and the LEI #Lean Transformation Model

In a new video released by the Lean Enterprise Institute, CEO John Shook talks about a “Lean transformation” model. He starts by explaining how “prescriptive implementation models” have been attractive to many organizations and “that can be effective in making a certain amount of improvement and learning” but there’s a better approach than “copying” Toyota’s […]

By January 28, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Upcoming Conferences – SHS & LEI

Upcoming Conferences – SHS & LEI

I’m happy to be attending two really outstanding events in the next two months and I hope to see you there! The picture at left shows rows of people sitting, listening, and taking notes. I think the best parts of a conference often include the networking and the people that you meet. Here’s what I’m […]

By January 25, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Healthcare Leaders Need to Actively Manage the System

Healthcare Leaders Need to Actively Manage the System

Thanks to my friends at the Lean Enterprise Institute for hosting a new article of mine on their Lean Post blog. “The Question All Healthcare Leaders Should be Asking Themselves” What is that question? Click to find out. And please also check out information about the online “Key Concepts of Lean in Healthcare” class I’m […]

By January 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #188 – Daniel T. Jones on 25 Years of Lean & the Future of Lean

Podcast #188 – Daniel T. Jones on 25 Years of Lean & the Future of Lean

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 31:13) My guest for Episode 188 has been a leading voice in the Lean community for 25 years, Daniel T. Jones, founder and chairman of the Lean Enterprise Academy, based in the UK. Dan collaborated with Jim Womack on the books The Machine That Changed the World, […]

By December 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Online Lean Healthcare Class through LEI, More Upcoming Kaizen Classes

Online Lean Healthcare Class through LEI, More Upcoming Kaizen Classes

In addition to the Healthcare Kaizen class that Joe Swartz and I are doing in Detroit on January 22 (with a 10% reader discount), we might also do a class in Orlando, immediately before or after the Society for Health Systems conference where Joe and I are presenting. Let me know if you’re interested in that. […]

By December 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
John Shook – #Lean Production Meets #LeanStartup

John Shook – #Lean Production Meets #LeanStartup

After their recent recorded conversation, it was great to see John Shook, CEO of LEI, and Eric Ries, Author of  The Lean Startup together on stage at Day 2 of The Lean Startup Conference in SF. Some in the software-dominated Lean Startup movement need to be reminded that Lean concepts have their origins in the […]

By December 11, 2013 8 Comments Read More →
PDF of “Triumph of the Lean Production System” is Finally Available

PDF of “Triumph of the Lean Production System” is Finally Available

When I wrote the post  The Term “Lean Production” is 25 Years Old – Some Thoughts on the Original John Krafcik Article back in September, I was frustrated that this groundbreaking article was NOT available for viewing or even purchase through MIT Sloan Management Review. The Lean Enterprise Institute has now made the article available […]

By November 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Management Improvement Carnival #197: Lean & Deming

Management Improvement Carnival #197: Lean & Deming

Again, I’m very happy to host the Carnival for  John Hunter  and his  Curious Cat management improvement blog. My job here is to share some noteworthy and thought provoking posts from the past few weeks from the blogs I try to keep up with regularly. I hope you’ll discover a new blog or two (or […]

Upcoming Events: Denver, Chicago, Appleton, Quebec, Finland, & Orlando

Upcoming Events: Denver, Chicago, Appleton, Quebec, Finland, & Orlando

I’ve got a number of upcoming events where I’ll be speaking or attending. You’re welcome attend, depending on where you live or the size of your travel budget. Pardon my batching, but I’m going to put them all in this one post. I hope to see you at one of these events. I’ll also be […]

Updated: Save the Date – Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit 2013

Updated: Save the Date – Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit 2013

The dates have been announced for the 4th annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit. It will be held  June 5-6, 2013. Co-hosted by the Lean Enterprise Institute and the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, this has always been a great event. You’ll meet other Lean healthcare leaders and you’ll learn from sessions that come from the […]

By November 7, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Video: Kaizen vs. the Suggestion Box

Thanks to the Lean Enterprise Institute for recording this short video when we were at the recent Northeast Shingo Prize conference. In this video, I talk about one of the concepts in my book  Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements – namely, a few of the ways a Kaizen approach to improvement […]

By October 29, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit 2012, Day 2

Following up on my notes from Day 1, here are some notes and key points from Day 2 of the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit. It was great to meet and get reacquainted with so many blog and book readers. It’s such a collaborative and helpful community that meets at the LEI Summits. As the days […]