Joining me for Episode #296 of the podcast is Zeev N. Kain, MD. MBA, FAAP. He is a physician and a Chancellor's Professor at the University of California, Irvine.
He has many additional roles and titles, including:
- Director, System Redesign & Value Based Care for the UC-Irvine Health Policy Research Institute
- Executive Director of the UCI-Yale Center on Stress & Health
- President of the American College of Perioperative Medicine
Per his bio, Dr. Kain is “recognized as an international expert in the clinical management of perioperative fear and anxiety, and management of children undergoing invasive medical procedures. His research addresses major dilemmas encountered in the management of affected children.”
He's also an advocate for Lean and Six Sigma and the connections to reducing “clinical variation” in healthcare. So, that's what we're talking about today. I enjoyed chatting with him and I hope you enjoy the discussion too.
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Links, Topics, Questions, and Quotes:
- How and when did you get introduced to Lean?
- Why did you take interest in the approach?
- How do you see Lean connecting with the challenge of clinical variation?
- Is Lean controversial in this realm?
- How was “Lean and Six Sigma” combined and taught at Yale-New Haven?
- What role did GE play?
- What reaction do you get from physicians when you introduce them to Lean and Six Sigma?
- The BMJ article he references on the number of patients who die each year due to medical error
- How many errors are caused by “execution errors” instead of a lack of knowledge?
- In the scientific process, is there “intentional variation?”