From Pit Crews to Shopfloors to OR’s

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London Hospital Gets Tips From Auto Racers, From Pit Stops To Operating Tables, Doctors Learn From Grand Prix Racing – CBS News

Thanks to Bill Hanover for sending the above article. The WSJ also had an article about hospitals learning from Ferrari pit crews (free version of the article here).

Going back a ways, here is a good “Pit Crew Kaizen” article from the Gemba Pantarei Blog.

Although the first articles don't mention lean, there are good examples and lessons about standard work, practicing, and teamwork — not just going faster, but preventing errors (the most important goal for hospitals).

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent book is 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. His latest book has been released as an "in-progress" book, titled Measures of Success.

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