Webinar and Radio Appearance Audio Archives, Week of Jan 17 2011


Chris Farley's legendary character Tom Foley (left) might tell me to “shut your big yapper!” as I'm talking a lot the next few days. I was recently in a week-long “doing” mode, as I was coaching teams at a hospital through basic value stream mapping skills, but the next few days are a big talking mode, as I'm doing these free events you can listen to and participate in (updated with audio archive links after the shows):

Webinar 12 noon EST, Thursday, 1/20/11: “Lean Healthcare: Key Steps to a Winning Strategy

In this free webinar, presented by the sponsor FormFast, I will be talking about Lean as a strategy, moving beyond merely implementing tools. I'll be talking about management mindsets and philosophies of Lean that are transferrable to healthcare. Registration link.

Archive of the webinar: Mark Graban's FormFast Webinar on Lean Healthcare

Internet radio 1 pm EST, Friday, 1/21/11: Steve Wilson's Quality Conversations

I will be a return guest on Steve's show, this time talking with Mark Sessumes, of TMAC, about an invitation-only event we are planning for the morning of March 11 in the Dallas area. The event is called “Manufacturing Lean Healthcare: Bypass the trial and error approach,” and it's designed to bring together high-level manufacturing executives with significant lean experience together with senior healthcare leaders. We're hoping to get people together in the room and spur some networking relationships (or at least one) that will move lean healthcare forward in the DFW area. Dr. John Toussaint, who was mentored by Dan Ariens and George Koenigsaecker, when he was CEO of ThedaCare. More on this event later today in a separate blog post.

Archive of this show:  Mark Graban and Mark Sessumes of TMAC

Internet / radio 3:30 pm EST, Friday, 1/21/11: Positive Business with Patricia Raskin

I will be a guest on Patricia's show which airs on the same Rhode Island radio station as Karl Wadensten's “The Lean Nation” show. I'll be talking about how lean healthcare helps create a more participatory and more fulfilling environment for healthcare professionals. You can also listen online.

Archive of this show: MP3 file download

Internet / radio 12 pm EST, Saturday, 1/22/11: Paul Akers' American Innovator Show

I will be a guest on Paul's show the next two weeks, talking about lean healthcare and the different projects I'm involved in, including www.leanforhaiti.org.

Archive of this show: American Innovator, Mark Graban & Russell Maroni talking about Lean For Haiti

For any of these, you can listen live or there will be archived recordings. I'll post links in the comments below.


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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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