Podcast #112 – Naida Grunden, Lean, Aviation Safety, Captain Sullenberger, and Checklists

Episode #112 is a chat with Naida Grunden, the author of the outstanding book The Pittsburgh Way to Efficient Healthcare: Improving Patient Care Using Toyota Based Methods. Here we talk about her experiences in Pittsburgh and her “small world” connection to Captain Chesley Sullenberger (a.k.a. “Sully”) and the connections between Lean, aviation safety, and checklists.

MP3 File (run time 25:00)

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In the podcast, Naida talks about three key components, via Capt. Sullenberger, of aviation safety that we would need in healthcare:

  1. A non-punitive national reporting system (the ASRS)
  2. Crew Resource Management (standardized work, checklists… in a less hierarchical environment)
  3. Culture change

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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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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Garments Engineer, Lean News Feeds. Lean News Feeds said: From LeanBlog Podcast #112 – Naida Grunden, Lean, Aviation Safety, Captain Sullenberger, and Checklists: … http://bit.ly/f1ZR5t #lean […]

  2. […] This news story made me think of a Lean topic – reporting errors for the purposes of problem solving and improvement, as opposed to using such information for punishment. The story titled “Hospitals to report serious errors online” talks about a new national reporting system – something that patient safety advocates like Captain Sully Sullenberger have called for here in the U.S. (listen to his friend, and mine, Naida Grunden, talk about this in my podcast with her). […]

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