Healthcare is Ripe for Lean

Industrial Management, Vol. 60(1), 2018

6 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2018 Last revised: 29 Nov 2018

Date Written: February 1, 2018

Abstract

Trucks are not as important as patients, but through the Toyota Production System and lean principles, car manufacturers often put far more effort into supporting their front-line staff than many hospitals. This is a shame, because properly applied, lean tools like work standardization, 5S, visualization and kanban can deliver great results in the medical field. A hospital lean transformation can save money and, more importantly, lives.

Keywords: healthcare improvement, lean healthcare, quality healthcare

Suggested Citation

Soliman, Mohammed, Healthcare is Ripe for Lean (February 1, 2018). Industrial Management, Vol. 60(1), 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3125093

Mohammed Soliman (Contact Author)

The American University in Cairo ( email )

Cairo
Egypt

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