LeanBlog Podcast Episode #71 is part two of a conversation with Patrick M. Anderson, the Executive Director of Chugachmiut, the Tribal consortium created to promote self-determination to the seven Native communities of the Chugach Region. I met Patrick at a Lean conference where he shared their experiences with applying Lean principles to healthcare delivery in Alaska. I am happy to bring their story to you, and here's the link to Part 1 if you missed it (Episode #53).
You can also read more about Lean concepts at Chugachmiut on their website. In this epsiode, we talk how Lean fits with their organization's values and culture. He discusses their management system for both administrative work and direct patient care. How can Lean thinking help prompt more preventative medicine in their system?
For earlier episodes, visit the main Podcast page, which includes information on how to subscribe via RSS or via Apple iTunes.
- About the Chugachmiut organization and tribes
- “A fact-based, non-judgmental, no blame, no shame culture”
- There are patients who are dying needlessly because of good people working in bad processes.