Open Source "Lean Healthcare" Google Map
Process updated 8/12/09 based on feedback (see comments), changes in italics.
Note (8/23/12) — this map has not really been updated since 2010 and should not be considered complete or accurate.
Here is an open source experiment… I have started this custom Google Map that lists hospitals and healthcare organizations that are using Lean to at least some extent. You can access the map below or via the URL www.leanmaps.com.
Each pin on the map, ideally, will have a documented web reference to cite:
- News article
- Case study
- Journal mention
Many of the initial pins are from the references on the LEI website's Knowledge Center.
View Healthcare Organizations with Lean Efforts in a larger map
I need your help. You can click on the map and add organizations and references!
I don't want this to be just anecdotal — “proven” cases ideally. There is still a ton of variation in what “using Lean” means, as this could mean a single departmental effort (whether is has sustained or not) or a hospital-wide cultural change.
Here is some rough Standardized Work for adding a pin to the map:
- Make sure you have a Google account and that you are signed in
- Click above to view it in a larger map (Google Maps view) or go to www.leanmaps.com
- Search for an organization name and city in the search box up top
- Click on the organization in the search results
- Click “Save to My Maps”
- Select “Healthcare Organizations…” and click Save
- Enter a URL of a case study in the box that appears above the blue pin OR enter a short description of the hospital's lean journey
- Click “OK”
- I will likely remove blue pins that do not have any URL or description if I cannot find a reference online through google.
If the standardized work doesn't work for you, as not the creator of the map, please comment on this post. I made it an open and editable map, I believe.
Here is a YouTube video that demonstrates how to add an organization.
Let's see how this experiment works. Maybe this can be the best single reference of all hospitals that have used or are using Lean in the U.S. and around the world. If you add something to the map, please add a comment here so I know.