The "Training Within Industry" program was a U.S. government program during World War II that focused on ramping up war production. The methodology for creating job instructions, managing continuous improvement, and training employees became the foundation for Toyota's approach to Standardized Work as it was taught to them after the war.
The TWI approach was also used in healthcare during the war. The approach is being utilized today in a growing number of hospitals as that history is rediscovered.
The TWI Institute has resources and historical documents about TWI in healthcare.
This is an "open source" edit-able Google Map that illustrates healthcare sites around the world with a documented Lean effort.View Healthcare Organizations with Lean Efforts in a larger map
You can add sites to the map by clicking on the link above. You can access the map directly via the URL www.leanmaps.com.
Here is a list of healthcare organizations that have their own website about Lean:
State money and, more recently, federal Economic Recovery dollars might be available for you to fund lean training. A good place to start looking for what’s available locally is the U.S. Department of Labor’s “One-Stop Career Center System.”