The 2017 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit (#HCSummit17) Begins

No time for golf or the pool here…

This week, I'm in Palm Springs for the annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit. Follow along on Twitter using hashtag #HCSummit17.

Today, I'm teaching my “Better Metrics” workshop for the third time this year. This page has some additional resources for attendees (the page is open to all).

Yesterday, I sat in on a workshop about strategy that was led by Jeff Hunter, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Marketing for ThedaCare. The workshop was very though provoking in that he drew connections between many Lean Startup methods and more classical methods and mindsets of Lean, PDSA, and Kaizen.

Some of my tweets (and I'll blog more about the workshop next week, I think):

I'd summarize Jeff's workshop with the idea that strategy is an ongoing process, sort of like entrepreneurship. Instead of knowing the answers (as documented in a 5-year plan), it's more about cycles of learning and experimentation… built upon a long-term vision.

And here is a photo from my friend Mike Orzen's workshop (hear my podcast with him):

Here are Lean Blog posts about previous Summits.

If you're here at the Summit, I hope you'll say hello!

Here is a photo from last night's social time with fellow Catalysis and Lean Enterprise Institute faculty members:

Great minds, great conversation…

Hope you can join us… if not this year, next.


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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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