LEAN HOSPITALS BOOK
Healthcare leaders around the world are facing tough challenges, including the need to deliver better value for patients and payers, which means improving quality while reducing cost. Transforming Health Care: Virginia Mason Medical Center's Pursuit of the. The Lean Six Sigma. Organizations around the world are using Lean to redesign care and improve processes in a way that achieves and sustains meaningful results for patients, staff. Mark Graban's book has documented what is now happening in hospitals all across America as we learn to apply the Toyota Production System methodology to.
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*The Lean Certification and Oversight Appeals committee has approved Lean Hospitals as recommended reading for those in pursuit of Lean. A unique guide for healthcare professionals, Lean Hospitals clearly Mark Graban speaks about his book on the CRC Press YouTube. Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement, Third Edition - CRC Press Book.
If you're already involved with Lean, this is a good refresher.
If you're new to Lean, this will give you an excellent overview and details on how to effectuate Lean at your hospital. If you're not sure what Lean is, here is the definition: Feb 24, Marcie rated it it was amazing.
This book is a great introduction to LEAN applications in the hospital field. The descriptions are clear and the examples are relevant.
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Paperback Verified Purchase. I first came across Mark Graban's blog [ I was immediately hooked!
The subtitle shows his focus: And this focus is smart! Today most organizations make the mistake of first focusing on reducing costs, therefore antagonizing the very people who could help them do so. Mark shows how focusing on quality, patient safety and employee satisfaction through a lean implementation can actually lead to reduced costs.
First things first! I highly recommend Mark Graban's book to anyone involved in the Healthcare field, whether they are implementing Lean or just wanting to do their job better. One person found this helpful. If you work in healthcare these days, you are likely aware that Lean is the new power tool for continuous improvement, which has been sweeping the world of manufacturing and is now on a march through the healthcare industry.
This delightful book provides a broad-ranging yet detailed look at the application of lean tools and philosophy to hospitals and healthcare. It is now the primary book I recommend to healthcare professionals and managers who have an interest in exploring the idea of improving clinical operations. I have adopted a practice of giving copies as strategic gifts to those I believe can leverage the wisdom contained in this book to best advantage in improving our hospital.
The author - Mark Graban - is an industrial engineer now working in the healthcare industry.
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His book begins by making the case for applying lean thinking to healthcare operations - to decrease errors, improve outcomes and take out cost. This is accomplished mainly through the systematic, ongoing elimination of that which does not add value for patients, families or practitioners.
He goes on to addresses the question "what is lean - for healthcare? The book chapters then commence a tour of lean principles, tools and methods -- including value stream, flow, standardized work, 5S problem exposure, root-cause problem solving and error prevention.
There are insightful looks into using lean tools with many practical healthcare examples. As well, there is an equal measure of methods and examples aimed at engaging and developing hospital workers - both caregivers and those supporting care delivery in non-clinical departments.
These chapters demonstrate not only methods and tools but the need to connect these with the hospital's staff and develop them as take-responsibility problem solvers. In summary, this is an easy read and an excellent introduction to lean healthcare. It is my belief that this important book is destined to become a classic in the literature of healthcare improvement. If you're interested in how lean can be applied to healthcare, Graban's book is the place to start.
It's clear without being oversimplistic, gives a great overview of the fundamentals of lean, as well as detailed examples of how they apply to a hospital context. I was particularly impressed with the book for correcting common misconceptions about lean. Graban does a great job on focusing on the fundamentals: Slashing budgets without a deep understanding of the nature of the activity and its problems has never improved anything.
In order to do that they both have to be fully engaged in cooperating with each other and other team members to create the best outcomes for all. This requires a radical rethink of relationships within the hospital context. In a situation where the human side of things is paramount patients will heal better is they're treated well, staff will treat patients better if they're themselves treated well , developing this second pillar of lean is critical, and Graban makes that point forcefully.
This is the best introduction to doing lean in hospitals I've come across so far, and it does a great job of both describing lean and showing how it can be applied tomorrow in the wards. It also has numerous success stories of hospitals who're doing it right now.
Considering how deep the healthcare crisis is, it's hard to think of reasons NOT to do lean in healthcare.
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Reading this book, and getting every one in the hospital to read it is the first step. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. A valuable text for any business or industry but particularly pertinent to today's hospitals. Lean doesn't mean cutting bits off staff. See all 26 reviews. Customers who bought this item also bought. Understanding Patient Safety, Second Edition. A Guide to Best Practice 3rd edition. Bernadette Melnyk PhD. Transforming Health Care: Charles Kenney. It's my Lean bible.
The reasons given are overrun costs, errors that compromise patient safety, time of patients wasted, and general bureaucratic inefficiency. Health care is different than car making. This is true but many, many hospitals are learning from Toyota and making remarkable improvements.
The two pillars of the Toyota Way certainly fit the health care environment—Respect for People and Continuous Improvement. Unfortunately, the remarkable improvements are in specific areas and seem difficult to sustain because of a mysterious ingredient, which the folks at Toyota seem to understand quite well—humans.
Health care exists to serve humans and humans provide the services. Humans are far from perfect. Toyota's system is actually designed to support the development of people, not to provide a quick fix set of technical solutions, and this takes time and patience.
Many health care consultants have rebadged themselves as lean consultants and do not understand the real thinking behind the Toyota Way.
Mark Graban is an exception. He has worked hard to study the philosophy and stay true to the thinking of Toyota.Additionally, Graban describes how Standardized Work and error-proofing can prevent common hospital errors and details root cause problem-solving and daily improvement processes that can engage all personnel in systemic improvement.
Lean Hospitals is a foundational text for understanding the concepts and application of continuous process improvement in a healthcare environment, and provides practical guidance and concrete examples to eliminate waste and increase value to the customer.
The reasons given are overrun costs, errors that compromise patient safety, wasted time for patients, and general bureaucratic inefficiency.
To Interact with Mark, please visit www. Lean Hospitals: Back to top. If you work in healthcare these days, you are likely aware that Lean is the new power tool for continuous improvement, which has been sweeping the world of manufacturing and is now on a march through the healthcare industry.