Brilliant LEGO Visualization of Healthcare Flow (or Lack Thereof)

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Thanks go to Hakan Forss, from Sweden, who sent me a link to an article he wrote about Lean, waste, and patient flow. He compares two healthcare systems – one where the focus is on keeping silo-ed resources busy (which leads to long patient delays) and one where the focus is primarily on patient flow through a value stream.

The piece also has some really cool visualizations done with LEGO blocks. Check it out!


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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

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  1. Thank you Mark. I’m glad you liked it.

    The story is my free translation and adaptation of a similar story in the great book “Vad är Lean” by Niklas Modig and Pär Ã…hlström

    I highly recommend this book too anyone who wants to learn more about Lean.The English version is due out soon.

    For more info:
    http://www.vadarlean.se

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