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Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit 2012, Day 1

Here are some notes and key points from Day 1 of the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit. There are over 500 people here from North America and around the world (including a group, again, of about 40 from different hospitals and one insurance company in The Netherlands). You can see my tweets and notes from others […]

Healthcare Kaizen Update – Events, Galleys & Early Copies

Healthcare Kaizen Update – Events, Galleys & Early Copies

I’m really looking forward to next week’s Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in Minneapolis. Who else is going? I’ll be blogging about it Wednesday through Friday – and tweeting at the hashtag #HCSummit12. Say hi if you are there or follow along online. We are getting closer to the release date for my upcoming book Healthcare […]

Registration Open for 2012 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit

Registration Open for 2012 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit

For the third year, my good friends at the Lean Enterprise Institute, the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, and the Healthcare Value Network are collaborating to produce the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit. This year, it is being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 6 to 7, 2012. Click here to learn more and to register. Many […]

“On the Mend” Wins Shingo Award

“On the Mend” Wins Shingo Award

Congratulations to Dr. John Toussaint and Roger Gerard, co-authors of the outstanding book,  On the Mend: Revolutionizing Healthcare to Save Lives and Transform the Industry, for being one of this year’s recipients of the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award  (as announced by LEI). Congrats also go to whole team of people who were involved […]

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Podcast #137 – Jerry Bussell, Jacksonville Lean Consortium

Podcast #137 – Jerry Bussell, Jacksonville Lean Consortium

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 25:27) Episode #137 is a chat with Jerry Bussell, founder of the Jacksonville Lean Consortium. I’ve met and talked with Jerry many times through LEI, so I’m thrilled to finally get him on the podcast. Jerry is a retired Medtronic executive (leading Lean efforts in a unit […]

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Collected Quality & Cost Results from Healthcare Value Network Members

Collected Quality & Cost Results from Healthcare Value Network Members

I was at the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value office a few months ago when Dr. John Toussaint reported that he had gotten a call from Dr. Don Berwick, the head of Medicare and Medicaid. Dr. Berwick wanted a collection of results from healthcare organizations that are improving quality and reducing costs, through approaches like […]

Be Careful When Going to the Gemba

Be Careful When Going to the Gemba

This is always a tongue-in-cheek warning, but there are times when I warn hospital leaders that they have to be careful when going to the “gemba” (gemba being a Japanese word used in Lean to describe the place where the work is actually done – the front lines, such as the point of patient care). […]

Beware Your Leadership Shadow

Beware Your Leadership Shadow

Last week, at the 2nd annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit, I moderated the CEO Panel discussion that featured four excellent Lean leaders: Jim FitzPatrick of Mercy Medical Center (North Iowa), Scott Armstrong (Group Health), Alan Gleghorn (Christie Clinic), and Dr. Gary Kaplan (Virginia Mason). The CEOs shared a lot of insights, but one theme that […]

Mark Graban: Announcement on My Future Professional Direction

Mark Graban: Announcement on My Future Professional Direction

Today, I’m announcing an evolution of my work life: doing less with the Lean Enterprise Institute, doing more consulting and speaking, and starting to help build an exciting startup company, KaiNexus. The first 16 years of my career has been an interesting journey: General Motors, Dell, Honeywell and a total of 10 years in the […]

Summit 2011: Lean Transformation Videos from St. Boniface Hospital

Summit 2011: Lean Transformation Videos from St. Boniface Hospital

We had a great first day at our Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in Seattle (with lots of tweets from attendees you can follow along with). The Summit concludes with Day 2 today. One of the plenary presenters was Dr. Michel  Tétreault, President & CEO of St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg. In his talk, some […]

Follow the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit via Twitter

Follow the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit via Twitter

Unfortunately for those who tried to register in the past month, the 2nd annual  Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit sold out relatively early. You can follow events, primarily Wednesday and Thursday, via Twitter in these ways: My personal Twitter account, @LeanBlog: Follow @LeanBlog The Twitter account for Healthcare Value Network, @HCValue: Follow @HCValue The official hashtag […]

Podcast #118 – Jim Womack on GM, Toyota & Lean Six Sigma

Podcast #118 – Jim Womack on GM, Toyota & Lean Six Sigma

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 29:14) Episode #118 is a follow up to podcast #116 with  Jim Womack, founder and former Chairman of the Lean Enterprise Institue, now their Senior Advisor and author of the new book “Gemba Walks,” available in paperback, Kindle format, iBooks, and other formats. In this episode, we […]

New DVD – “Thinking Lean at ThedaCare: Strategy Deployment”

New DVD – “Thinking Lean at ThedaCare: Strategy Deployment”

Sorry for what might seem like a very promotional post, but I’m happy to share some details with you about a project I’ve been deeply involved in – a new DVD produced by the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value about Lean management and “strategy deployment” at ThedaCare, the leading Lean healthcare system from Wisconsin. The […]

Healthcare Value Leaders Network: Podcasts and More

Here’s a quick update on some of our latest projects in the Healthcare Value Leaders Network. Our 2nd annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in June has SOLD OUT. If you are still interested, please sign up on the waiting list ASAP. We are trying to do what we can to adjust capacity. I’ve also been […]

Local News Stories About a Healthcare Value Leaders Network Visit to N. Iowa

Recently, a group of leaders from the third cohort in the Healthcare Value Leaders Network visited Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, Iowa for one of our “gemba visits” that are conducted three times a year in each cohort. These visits are designed to foster deep learning, sharing, and networking. The intent isn’t for organizations […]

April Fool 2011: New “A3″ App Utilizes Two iPads & Virtual Sensei Technology

April Fool 2011: New “A3″ App Utilizes Two iPads & Virtual Sensei Technology

Today, I’m happy to bring you an interview, conducted via Skype Chat, with Baka Eipuriru, inventor of a new iPad app called “A3 Sensei.”  It is a new app (a pair of apps, actually) that you can use to create and share A3s, a core Lean and TPS problem solving and planning methodology that has […]

Check Out the Healthcare Value Network Podcast Series

Check Out the Healthcare Value Network Podcast Series

One of my projects with LEI and the Healthcare Value Network is a podcast series I am hosting featuring leaders from our various Network member organizations. I don’t have a LeanBlog Podcast this week, but if you are listening for more to listen to, I’d invite you to checkout these other podcasts. You can listen […]

From the LEI Summit: Mike Rother on Toyota’s View on ROI

From the LEI Summit: Mike Rother on Toyota’s View on ROI

I really had a great learning experience at last week’s LEI Lean Transformation Summit that was held here in Dallas. The event sold out six weeks in advance, so a lot of regular attendees got frozen out, unfortunately. All of the sessions were recorded and there will be a way to register to view them […]