Official website for the Shingo Award-winning book from Mark Graban about Lean for hospitals and other healthcare settings. Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Mark Graban is also the co-author, with Joe Swartz, of the book Healthcare. Mark Graban is an experienced leader in “Lean,” change management, and Engage your employees and leaders by hiring Mark as a speaker, trainer, Author. Mark is the creator of and author of the books Lean Hospitals.

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Lean Hospitals

Understanding Patient Safety, Second Edition. He has an accurate sense of how things work in health systems, which makes his work more meaningful for people who want to make them better. Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement, Second Edition explains how to use the Lean management system to improve safety, quality, access, and morale while reducing costs. Evergreen info that physicians, administrators and healthcare professionals can use.

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I did this with some trepidation. Hhospitals third edition adds new sections on structured Lean problem solving methods including Toyota KataLean Design, and other topics. See all 32 reviews. CPD consists of any educational activity which helps to maintain and develop knowledge, problem-solving, and technical skills with the aim to provide better health care through higher standards.


As such I needed a quick primer on the subject. Write a customer review. The second lewn of this book presented new material on identifying waste, A3 problem solving, engaging employees in continuous improvement, and strategy deployment.

Prior to healthcare, Mark worked uospitals multiple industries, including automotive General Motorselectronics Delland industrial products Honeywell. Since AugustMark has worked exclusively in healthcare, where he has coached Lean teams at client sites in North America and the United Kingdom, including medical laboratories, hospitals, and primary care clinics.

Lean Hospitals, 3rd Edition

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Customers who bought this item also bought. It explains how engaging staff and leaders in Lean practices such as value stream mapping and process observation can help reduce wasted motion for caregivers, prevent delays for patients, and improve the long-term health of your organization. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? However, I should probably give some background on why I want to read this book and my interest in lean. The question now for all of you is how are you going to do it?

The balanced approach outlined in this book will guide you through the process of improving quality of service while reducing costs in your hospital. This is the single most comprehensive and helpful book applying lean management practices to the hospital setting.


Please try again later. In JuneMark also joined the software company KaiNexus to help further their mission of spreading continuous improvement, while continuing his other work and activities. Pages with related products.

Lean Hospitals, 3rd Edition [Book]

It should be required reading for everyone managing in healthcare. Detailing the steps needed for a successful transition to a Lean culture, the book provides the understanding of Lean practices—including standardized work, error proofing, root cause problem solving, and daily improvement processes—needed to reduce common hospital errors. Account Options Sign in. The book comes packed with facts and data that is rather insightful on how much ‘waste’ exists in hopsitals and health systems.

The reasons given are overrun costs, errors that compromise patient safety, time of patients wasted, and general bureaucratic inefficiency.

A patient died because three syringes all had the same color of fluid: Batz Patient Safety Foundation. Praise for the First Edition: Productivity Press; 2 edition November 7, Language: This updated edition of a Shingo Research Award recipient begins with an overview of Lean methods.