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Lean Healthcare Deployment and Sustainability
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Best Practices for Achieving the Full Benefits of Lean in HealthcareA Doody's Core Title for 2017!Lean Healthcare Deployment and Sustainability reveals how to successfully implement Lean methodologies in a hospital, physician practice, long-termcare facility, or other healthcare setting. This strategic guide provides an organizational infrastructure and systematic approach for transforming a healthcare system into a Lean enterprise and lays out a detailed roadmap that describes the processes and tools required for implementation.The book introduces the concept of Healing Pathways, which are defined as value streams through which patients flow. This innovation enhances Lean implementation in healthcare by providing explicit recognition and improvement of the patient experience. Case studies and examples demonstrate practical applications of the concepts presented. Proven methods for sustaining Leangains are also included. The prescriptive information in this comprehensive resource will enable you and your team to work together to achieve Lean enterprise goals and improve patient care, patient satisfaction, productivity,operational performance, and physician and team member satisfaction.Learn how to:Make the business case for Lean in healthcareEngage the senior leadership teamPrepare for the Lean transformation processPlan and conduct a Lean transformation summitEnsure enterprise transformation resultsStandardize best practicesEnsure Healing Pathway transformation resultsImplement Just Do It actions, Rapid Improvement Events, and ProjectsUse Lean to execute strategic and emerging operational objectives


I. Lean Sigma Leadership
1. The Business Case for Lean Sigma in Health Care
2. The Lean Sigma Transformation Process
Enterprise Transformation
Healing Pathway Transformation
Process Transformation
3. Implementing Lean Sigma in Healthcare
4. Healing Pathway Analysis (HPA)
5. Engage the Senior Leadership Team

II. Healing Enterprise Transformation
6. Develop & Document the Governance Structure
7. Plan the Lean Sigma Transformation Summit
8. Conduct the Transformation Summit
9. Ensure Enterprise Transformation Results
10. Standardize Best Practices

III. Healing Pathway Transformation
11. Plan the Healing Pathway Analysis
12. HPA Part I: Understand the Current State
13. HPA Part II: Design the Future State
14. Ensure Healing Pathway Transformation Results

IV. Process Transformation
15. Just Do Its
16. Rapid Improvement Events
17. Projects
Six Sigma Projects
Visual Management
Mistake Proofing
Kanban Systems
Set Up Reduction
18. Ensuring Process Transformation Results


ISBN-13: 9780071817714
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (McGraw-Hill Professional)
Publication date: May, 2013
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 165.00 x 226.00 x 15.00

Subcategories: General Practice