Tour a Lean Hospital with AME

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AME – The Association For Manufacturing Excellence

Looks like a great event that AME is running up in Seattle.

Virginia Mason has a great reputation as one of the leaders in the lean healthcare world.

Here are some articles about them:

If you're a manufacturer, don't think you can't learn from healthcare. Touring a hospital would certainly stretch your view of lean. Many hospitals are really embracing the cultural and problem-solving aspects of lean, something that is universal. If healthcare can learn from manufacturing, then certainly manufacturing can learn from healthcare.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

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