The Silent Killer of Health Care Transformation: Being Overburdened by Too Many Choices
Writing on the Huffington Post, Beau Keyte discusses a major problem that exists in our current system of healthcare transformation and compares the process to what happens at a Brazilian steakhouse. But because of some key differences between the two, the consequences of the overloading of choices in our healthcare system are much more severe than a full belly. Keyte is a faculty member of the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) and co-author of Perfecting Patient Journeys, an LEI workbook for applying lean principles in healthcare processes.
“Learning from Manufacturing” Versus Learning To Think Differently
Beau Keyte talks lean thinking and practice in non-manufacturing settings. "The big challenge now isn’t to learn lean thinking the way any other company learned it," he writes. "It’s to understand how to effectively grasp the problems you and your organization are trying to solve."
Losing Patients: What Healthcare Organizations Have to Do to Survive Inevitable Changes
Writing on the Huffington Post, Beau Keyte discusses the effect that the full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will have on healthcare organizations and why this change necessitates a very different way of thinking about healthcare system reform. Keyte is a faculty member of the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) and co-author of Perfecting Patient Journeys, an LEI workbook for applying lean principles in healthcare processes.
Follow-up Q & A to the Webinar “Getting to Everyday Improvement: How to Connect the Science and Culture of Problem Solving”
The Lean Enterprise Institute's webinar on Getting to Everyday Improvement drew thousands of Lean Thinkers from around the world and hundreds of questions that we didn’t have time to answer during the webcast. Those questions are addressed in this followup Q&A with presenters Judy Worth and Beau Keyte, two of the authors of Perfecting Patient Journeys, a handbook for lean healthcare.