We hear it over and over: there is no set length of time for a full lean transformation to occur. One thing is for certain, though: it takes a very long time.
But in some industries, like healthcare, time is a luxury they can't afford. The need for lean in healthcare organizations is very real, and with millions of patients and billions of dollars on the line, time is of the essence.
That was the founding idea behind the Lean Global Network (LGN)'s Lean Healthcare Initiative (LHI). Currently spearheaded by Alice Lee of Lean Enterprise Institute, Flavio Battaglia of Lean Institute Brasil, and Oriol Cuatrecasas of Instituto Lean Management Spain, LHI seeks to craft an expedited transformation process to help healthcare organizations implement and reap the benefits of lean faster.
In this video, the three heads of LHI share more information about this initiative to change healthcare around the world. You'll learn:
- The nature, scope and aims of the LHI's research
- The importance of the "Chief Engineer" position in lean healthcare
- The progress lean healthcare has made in recent years and future opportunities for improvement
- The incredibly important role of mindful observation in LHI research
- And more.
Editor's note: Lean healthcare will be a featured topic at the 2018 Lean Transformation Summit, to be held March 26-27 in Nashville, Tenn. Learn more and register for the summit here.