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Don’t Hide Problems in Computers

Making things visible is a key to effective management. And data in computers can be easy to ignore. Don’t forget to make data visible. Paul Levy, CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston recently hosted Hideshi Yokoi, president … Continue reading

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Management Improvement Carnival #62

Mark Graban is hosting the Management Improvement Carnival #62 on the Lean blog, highlights include: Why Quality is Dangerous (Dr. John Toussaint – ThedaCare Center Blog): “If we are going to have carrots and sticks it should be centered on … Continue reading

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ER Checklist

The popular ER TV show highlighted the importance of using checklists in surgery yesterday. Such powerful quality tools, like the checklist, are just waiting to be used. But far too many fail to use these simple improvement tools. And in … Continue reading

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Univ Michigan Hospital Adopts Toyota Methods

U-M hospital takes page from Toyota [the broken link was removed] by Sharon Terlep. This continues the trend (trend rather than fad because I like that it is happening :-)) of hospitals adopting lean management methods. In health care, the … Continue reading

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ThedaCare: Lean Healthcare

Area health systems put customer service first [the broken link was removed] by MaryBeth Matzek In 2005, ThedaCare was able to save $10 million thanks to its lean programs and officials hope to save another $12 million this year, Toussaint … Continue reading

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