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
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
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