Monday, December 6, 2010

Lean Tools for Healthcare

The second title in the Lean Tools for Healthcare is about to enter production at CRC Press. This little book, based upon the Shingo Prize-winning Shopfloor Series, presents the core methods and tools of lean healthcare:

1. Standard worksheet or spaghetti diagram;
2. Time observation form;
3. Percent load chart; and
4. Standard work instruction.

Future posts will include excerpts from this and other books in the Lean Tools Series, including 5S for Healthcare (already on the shelves) as well as the next two books in the Series: Kaizen for Healthcare and Mistake-proofing for Healthcare.

Tom Jackson
Portland, Oregon

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