Dr. Greg Jacobson and I have been co-hosting a live video broadcast called “Ask Us Anything” for a while. We take questions that have been submitted by our KaiNexus community and spend about 30 minutes answering them and discussing.
Here are some recorded keynote talks and video presentations from the "Results Washington" annual conference, as part of the state's Lean government efforts. See this post for talks from LEI's Jim Womack and John Shook, Toyota's Jamie Bonini, and many healthcare improvement leaders.
The video was a chance to talk about what’s new in the 3rd edition of my book Lean Hospitals that was released in June. You can now buy the book from the Center, along with other great books and videos.
As Patient Safety Awareness Week continues, thanks to all of you who shared this PBS News Hour story with me via email or Twitter. If you ever see something you think might be of interest, please let me know.
The W. Edwards Deming Institute and Dr. Deming's grandson Kevin Cahill worked with NBC to make the 1980 program available, giving the institute perpetual rights to it (see their blog post). To the institute's credit, they've made this freely available on YouTube.
For today’s Throwback Thursday, I somehow stumbled across this video on YouTube… it’s a video from 1946 that was produced by General Motors, their industrial engineering staff, the General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), and the University of Iowa.
I don’t know how much overlap there is in people who read my blog and people who are fans of Olbermann. I’ve always been a big fan of Olbermann the sports guy… Olbermann the political commentator not so much. But, “the worst persons in the world” is a bit that he’s done on MSNBC and ESPN.
A collection of creative videos was recently brought to my attention and I’d like to share them here. They are created by Dr. Mark Harrison (@leanpsychiatry), a psychiatrist for an NHS Trust. He created the videos by taking photos of LEGO creations and adding voiceover. It’s amazing that we all have the technology required to do this, between basic laptops and phones. It’s great to see the creativity that results.
Today, I’m sharing a 10-minute video that was shared by the Five Hills Health Region within the Saskatchewan health system. In the video, Heather, the director of women’s health unit and pediatrics, describes their kanban system for managing supplies and materials. They started in November 2013 with this approach.
Following up on yesterday’s post on seemingly successful experiments with ACOs, here’s another article, from HBR, on “safety huddles” in healthcare:
This week is the annual Patient Safety Awareness Week, presented by the National Patient Safety Foundation, a non-profit that I like and support. As Lean thinkers, I hope we’d recognize that the amount of patient harm and death that’s caused by preventable medical errors is a huge problem around the world.
You might remember pharmacy manager (now director) Ronda Freije from two previous videos.
Today, I’m traveling to Orlando for the annual Society for Health Systems conference. I hope to see some of you there! Joe Swartz and I will be giving a short talk on coaching staff and leaders in Kaizen-style continuous improvement.
A #Kaizen Example from St. Francis: From “Flavored Snot” to Applesauce [Videos] – And a New On-Site Workshop!
In this video, the endoscopy nurses who previously talked about how “the culture is staff input” are back to tell a story about their favorite Kaizen improvement.
Here’s the latest in our series of videos about Kaizen and a culture of continuous improvement at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis. Scroll down in this post for a survey that Joe Swartz and I are doing about a workshop / class we are going to hold on site this spring in Indianapolis.
A few weeks back, I posted the first new video from my Healthcare Kaizen co-author‘s health system: “Endoscopy Nurses are “Kaizen Crazy” at Franciscan St. Francis Health!” Today’s post includes the second video and, as I add new ones, you can view the whole series here on the blog or via a YouTube playlist.
The other day, I was thinking about the scene in the movie where Navin R. Johnson (Martin’s character) was working at a gas station and somebody was shooting at him, missing and hitting cans of oil (warning: a few PG-13 words):
Thanks to my friend (and future co-author) Mike Stoecklein for sharing this video (and a blog post) about his Healthcare Value Network visit to Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network (now called HonorHealth).