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)
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
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