Lean Healthcare Overview Video from Americans in Sweden

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As I'm currently in Sweden, I was reminded of this video I found recently featuring John Black, a lean healthcare consultant and author who previously worked with Boeing and Gary Larson, a Vice President from Park Nicollet in Minneapolis (a member of the Healthcare Value Leaders Network).

The video was shot as they visited Jönköping county in Sweden, an area whose healthcare improvement efforts were featured in the excellent book The Best Practice: How the New Quality Movement is Transforming Medicine.In the video, Black and Larson give a good overview of Lean as applied to healthcare and hospitals.   They also share their perceptions of their visit to Jönköping.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK1bxUsjUWY

I will try to post some of my observations here after my week's visit to Stockholm and surrounding areas is through.

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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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