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Webinar Recording: Digital Improvement Boards & KaiNexus


I helped present a webinar with Dr. Greg Jacobson, the CEO and co-founder of KaiNexus on Tuesday May 16:

Taking Improvement Boards Digital: How Leading Companies are Improving Visual Management

We just posted a 7-minute podcast preview of the topics we'll cover, including what physical improvement boards typically look like and how they are used in manufacturing, healthcare, or other settings.

The recording can also be found below in this post.

Here's an example of a physical board in a hospital (via

These boards can work great for local teams, but there are problems that can be solved with digital solutions, including the need for cross-department collaboration and the sharing of improvements across departments and sites within a complex organization.

Here's one example of a digital board:

Here is the podcast preview via the KaiNexus podcast:

MP3 file

If you're skeptical about this approach, please check out the recording:


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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and 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 an anthology titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus. His next book, to be released in 2018, is Measures of Success.

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