The Lean Healthcare Handbook: A Complete Guide to Creating Healthcare Workplaces (Management for Professionals), 2nd Edition (Original PDF from Publisher)
By Thomas Pyzdek
The book shows readers exactly how to use Lean tools to design healthcare work that is smooth, efficient, error free and focused on patients and patient outcomes. It includes in-depth discussions of every important Lean tool, including value stream maps, takt time, spaghetti diagrams, workcell design, 5S, SMED, A3, Kanban, Kaizen and many more, all presented in the context of healthcare. For example, the book explains the importance of quick operating room or exam room changeovers and shows the reader specific methods for drastically reducing changeover time.
Readers will learn to create healthcare value streams where workflows are based on the pull of customer/patient demand. The book also presents a variety of ways to continue improving after initial Lean successes. Methods for finding the root causes of problems and implementing effective solutions are described and demonstrated. The approach taught here is based on the Toyota Production System, which has been adopted worldwide by healthcare organizations for use in clinical, non-clinical and administrative areas.
- Publisher : Springer; 2nd ed. 2021 edition (April 29, 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 266 pages
- ISBN-10 : 3030699005
- ISBN-13 : 978-3030699000