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Sustaining Lean in Healthcare

Sustaining Lean in Healthcare
Sustaining Lean in Healthcare
SKU: TRB-247
Sustaining Lean in Healthcare: Developing and Engaging Physician Leadership 

One of the first books to focus on physician engagement during a Lean effort, Sustaining Lean in Healthcare: Developing and Engaging Physician Leadership explains how to ensure ongoing physician participation long after the consultant leaves. Dr. Michael Nelson, an early adopter of Lean in healthcare, explains how to use these synergistic tools to achieve consistently high levels of quality and clinical care outcomes. 

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The book begins with a Lean primer that provides a firm foundation in essential Lean concepts—including value stream maps, 6S (5S), Kanban, Heijunka, and Gemba Walks. Next, it examines how to create a physician engagement plan and covers the specific responsibilities of physician leadership through the Lean transformation. Explaining what to look for when judging success, it provides numerous examples that demonstrate how to sustain success over the long term.

Complete with tips for spotting the danger signs that might indicate your plan is off course, this book details time-tested techniques and strategies for reducing waste in healthcare. It supplies a methodology for establishing shared expectations of success with your medical team early on in the process, as well as a proven framework for simultaneous Lean deployment across multiple locations.

Features:
  • Supplies a physician perspective on Lean implementation
  • Facilitates the development and engagement of physician leadership
  • Includes a methodology for setting shared expectations of success early on in the process
  • Explains how to keep the Lean implementation going long after the consultant has left

Number of Pages:  148

Author:
Michael Nelson, Pediatric Hospitalist, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and Physician Coach for the Studer Group

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