Tag: Virginia Mason

From 2012: Kaizen on the Boeing 737 Line (Lean and Continuous...

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2024 Preface: I'm re-posting this blog post from 2012 about Lean at Boeing. The WSJ headline emphasizes "speed up," but that could be the...

Journal Article Suggests Efficacy of Lean in U.S. Public Hospitals; Will...

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tl;dr summary: A journal article evidences Lean's effectiveness in healthcare, challenging skeptics. It finds that Lean adoption in U.S. public hospitals is linked to...

Ryan McCormack’s Operational Excellence Mixtape: January 27th, 2023

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Thanks as always to Ryan McCormack for this... there's always so much good reading, listening, and viewing shared here by him! Subscribe to get...

Ryan McCormack’s Operational Excellence Mixtape: October 21, 2022

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Thanks as always to Ryan McCormick for this... there's always so much good reading, listening, and viewing shared here by him! Get these directly...

Ryan McCormack’s Operational Excellence Mixtape: September 24, 2021

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Thanks as always to Ryan McCormick for this... there's always so much good reading, listening, and viewing shared here by him! News, blogs, articles, resources,...

Operational Excellence Mixtape: Best of 2020

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Thanks as always to Ryan McCormick for this... there's always so much good reading, listening, and viewing shared here by him! 2020 was an unusual...

Operational Excellence Mixtape: December 11, 2020

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Thanks as always to Ryan McCormick for this... there's always so much good reading, listening, and viewing shared here by him! One more note from...

Operational Excellence Mixtape: July 17, 2020

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Thanks as always to Ryan McCormick for this... Healthcare - Creating Value for Patients Virginia Mason's 20 year pursuit of measurably better value for patients is...

Operational Excellence Mixtape: Best of First Half 2020

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Thanks as always to Ryan McCormick for this... Summer is approaching which means it's time to review the 10 most popular mixtape links of 2020...

The Path to Patient Safety in Japan (or Elsewhere): Reporting Problems,...

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As I blogged about this morning, don't forget that you can get a FREE Kindle copy of Practicing Lean today (January 21, 2020). As I...

It’s Hard to Ask Leaders to Change the System in Which...

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The other day, I stumbled across an old article that I remember, as it was published in the Wall Street Journal in 2004. The...

Dr. Gary Kaplan and Virginia Mason Medical Center’s “War on Waste”

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A few of you sent me this article from Modern Healthcare (thanks!): Virginia Mason Health CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan wages a war on waste As you...