My Letter to the IE Magazine


I'm a proud member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and their sub-organization the Society for Health Systems. I try to contribute to the cause with my “Everyday Lean” blog series that they host on their site. I wrote a “letter to editor” after reading something in their magazine recently…

I don't have the exact article I'm referring to from their March edition, but it was a short article (probably pulled from a wire service – a version of it can be found here) about hospitals using information systems and how that benefits patients. I think IE only published the first two paragraphs or so.

Anyway, after reading the article, I wrote a letter (in two separate graphic files, click for a larger view if needed):

I offered to write something (they edited that out of the letter and didn't respond to the offer). It would be nice to see an article in there about what Industrial Engineers are doing with Lean and process improvement activities. I'll have to follow up with one of their editors.

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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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