Hello from Connecticut…. it's always fascinating to me to see the spread of Lean healthcare around the world. When I attended the Lean Enterprise Institute global summit on Lean Healthcare in the UK in 2007, they had attendees from 20 countries in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. There are great examples of Lean improvement in England, Australia, New Zealand, and nearly everywhere in between.
I recently pulled up a map that shows where the most recent visitors to my Lean Hospitals book's website came from:
The list, leaving off a few countries with just one visitor: (click on any of these for a larger view):
And the U.S.:
Isn't it great that this “Japanese” system is a global movement in health care? To quote a nursing student who was visiting one of my client sites recently, “This makes sense… why aren't more hospitals doing this?”
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