What is Lean Thinking About?
It is a way of managing a company or institution ensuring continuous improvement small changes in processes to deliver value to customers
Defined as: Any operations system that can reduce waste without compromising quality or productivity
Guiding Principles of Lean Management
Benefits of Lean Thinking
Kaizen 5S Framework
Healthcare Kaizen is a lean tool that focuses on small, continuous improvements throughout the workplace. Each small change results in a minor improvement. As time passes, these minor improvements add up to significant steps forward in efficiency, quality, safety, and workplace culture.
- Streamline workflow (having our bags capped ready to be sent)
- Improving organization
- Increasing Safety (barcodes)
- Properly using resources
Examples of Lean Application
How is this applicable to our practice ?
What is Time Management?
Is the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities
Top Rules of Time Management
Major Endpoints & Takeaways
•Lean management is not a short term cost-reduction effort, but more a way of life or culture
•Continuously work to improve their quality measures, minimize waste, and change their set processes to improve efficiency throughout the organization
•Transition must be undertaken as a cultural shift or movement, requiring employee buy-in and encourage them to actively search for areas of improvement within their positions and wheelhouse
Holden, Richard J. “Lean thinking in emergency departments: a critical review.” Annals of emergency medicine 57.3 (2011): 265-278.
Duncan, Ewan, and Ron Ritter. “Next frontiers for lean.” McKinsey Quarterly 2 (2014): 82-89.
Mango, Paul D., and Louis A. Shapiro. “Hospitals get serious about operations.” The McKinsey Quarterly 2 (2001): 74.
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