Dr. John Toussaint on Lean and Healthcare Reform
In this podcast, LEI Senior Fellow Mark Graban welcomes John Toussaint, MD, CEO emeritus of ThedaCare, and CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, to his Lean Blog podcast. In this discussion, Dr. Toussaint discusses "what's missing" in the Washington healthcare reform debate and shares how lean and other quality improvement efforts are the key to sustainable reform.
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Key Concepts of Lean in Healthcare
This two-day workshop, incorporating examples from many healthcare settings, is designed to gain a better understanding of the components and underlying philosophy of lean, and how the elements and philosophy work together to create a lean healthcare organization.Special emphasis is placed on balancing Toyota’s equally-important core principles of continuous improvement and “respect for people.” Practical steps will be presented for starting with lean immediately upon returning to your healthcare organization, as well as a way of thinking through a longer-term lean strategy for your organization.