• Industry: Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare, Healthcare
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 5/26/2013

Breaking through the wall  

The early achievements of applying Lean principles to healthcare have been useful but often fragmented efforts, creating islands of improvement in the short-term but failing to deliver lasting benefits. If Lean is to realize its potential, it has to be adopted on a broader basis to become ‘the way we do things around here’ rather than just a series of projects.
Breaking through the wall
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By studying six different hospitals, the report shows how healthcare organizations can create cultures devoted to continuous improvement, raising efficiency, improving patient care & cutting costs.