My Article: To Fix Health Care, We Need More “Kaizen”

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Screen Shot 2013-01-06 at 10.04.00 AMThanks to 24×7 Mag for publishing my piece, targeted a bit toward hospital biomed departments, but I think there's general applicability:

Article link: “To Fix Health Care, We Need More “Kaizen

Health care professionals have plenty of ideas for improvement that they would like to contribute and implement, as they have incredible intrinsic motivation and passion for providing the best patient care. This is true in roles that provide direct patient care, and it is true in ancillary and support departments throughout our hospitals. Everybody wins when leaders at all levels create an environment where improvement happens every day. The safety of our patients and the financial health of our organizations (and our nation's health system) depend on it!

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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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