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Lean Healthcare Deployment and Sustainability Mark L. Dean

Lean Healthcare Deployment and Sustainability

Mark L. Dean

Published June 2nd 2014
ISBN : 9781299825666
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241 pages
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Best Practices for Achieving the Full Benefits of Lean in HealthcareLean Healthcare Deployment and Sustainability reveals how to successfully implement Lean methodologies in a hospital, physician practice, long-termcare facility, or otherMoreBest Practices for Achieving the Full Benefits of Lean in HealthcareLean Healthcare Deployment and Sustainability reveals how to successfully implement Lean methodologies in a hospital, physician practice, long-termcare facility, or other healthcare setting. This strategic guide provides an organizational infrastructure and systematic approach for transforming a healthcare system into a Lean enterprise and lays out a detailed roadmap that describes the processes and tools required for implementation.The book introduces the concept of Healing Pathways, which are defined as value streams through which patients flow. This innovation enhances Lean implementation in healthcare by providing explicit recognition and improvement of the patient experience. Case studies and examples demonstrate practical applications of the concepts presented. Proven methods for sustaining Leangains are also included. The prescriptive information in this comprehensive resource will enable you and your team to work together to achieve Lean enterprise goals and improve patient care, patient satisfaction, productivity, operational performance, and physician and team member satisfaction.Learn how to: Make the business case for Lean in healthcareEngage the senior leadership teamPrepare for the Lean transformation processPlan and conduct a Lean transformation summitEnsure enterprise transformation resultsStandardize best practicesEnsure Healing Pathway transformation resultsImplement Just Do It actions, Rapid Improvement Events, and ProjectsUse Lean to execute strategic and emerging operational objectives