Practical Lean for Healthcare
By MCS Media, Inc.
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This app is designed for anyone working in healthcare who wants to improve the work environment and the patient experience. Associates, Managers and Executives with either some or no experience with Lean will benefit from this app. If you are concerned about addressing current or future challenges in healthcare, this is a great introduction to Lean thinking that is packed with practical ways to introduce Lean in your hospital, clinic or practice.
The Lean Sensei in this app will help guide you on your Lean journey through:
•Audio, video and print content covering the history of Lean and how the Lean business model is beginning to influence the delivery of care
•Practical case studies and examples from a Surgical Suite, Emergency Department, Physician Practice, and a Hospital Laboratory
•An interactive Assessment and Improvement Guide that will help you communicate how Lean can impact the continuum of care financially and operationally
The app is narrated by Lean Sensei, Todd Sperl, an enthusiastic, creative speaker and process improvement expert who looks beyond today’s problems to find tomorrow’s solutions. As Owner and Managing Partner of Lean Fox Solutions, Todd’s vision is to improve the patient care experience from one health care touch point to the next. Along with facilitating numerous projects across the continuum of care (Physician Practices, Specialty Clinics, Hospitals and more), Todd lectures, blogs, and writes about Lean Healthcare.
Over the years healthcare has gone through an evolution of process improvement methodologies such as Quality Circles and CQI. Lean is a new way of thinking that encourages you to be creative, to question everything, to look beyond traditional metrics. To continuously assess what is over-valued and under-valued at your organization. Lean and it’s problem solving counterpart, Six Sigma, offer the healthcare community the opportunity to obtain long term, sustainable results. Look for more apps in our “Lean Sensei for Healthcare” series.
VP Performance & Process Improvement
This is one of the easiest to use and most robust applications for Lean Six Sigma that I have seen. It has content using a variety of media and the inclusion of the case studies gives you real world examples vs. just a definition. I have recommended it to all of my Black Belts and Master Black Belts and it is required for those getting started in our organization in Lean Six Sigma.
Todd has done an awesome job packing tons of valuable information into this app. The case studies and workflow diagrams are particularly insightful. He is crazy to only charge $3.99 for this wealth of experience and knowledge!
Good basic info on lean healthcare
Very informative app. It gave me a basic understanding on the principles of lean. The case studies provided me with good ideas on how to use lean in our clinic. Can't wait to survey the staff.