Leveraging Lean in Healthcare

Leveraging Lean in Healthcare
Author: Charles Protzman,George Mayzell, MD,Joyce Kerpchar
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2010-12-21
ISBN: 143981385X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leveraging Lean in Healthcare Book Excerpt:

Winner of a 2013 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award This practical guide for healthcare executives, managers, and frontline workers, provides the means to transform your enterprise into a High-Quality Patient Care Business Delivery System. Designed for continuous reference, its self-contained chapters are divided into three primary sections: Defines what Lean is and includes some interesting history about Lean not found elsewhere. Describes and explains the application of each Lean tool and concept organized in their typical order of use. Explains how to implement Lean in various healthcare processes—providing examples, case studies, and valuable lessons learned This book will help to take you out of your comfort zone and provide you with new ways to extend value to your customers. It drives home the importance of the Lean Six Sigma journey. The pursuit of continuous improvement is a journey with no end. Consequently, the opportunities are endless as to what you and your organization can accomplish. Forty percent of the authors’ profits from this book will be donated to help the homeless through two Baltimore charities. Praise for the book: ... well-timed and highly informative for those committed to creating deep levels of sustainable change in healthcare. — Peter B. Angood, MD, FACS, FCCM, Senior Advisor – Patient Safety, in National Quality Forum ... the most practical and healthcare applicable book I have ever read on LEAN thinking and concepts. — Gary Shorb, CEO, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare ... well written ... an essential reference in the library of all healthcare leaders interested in performance improvement. — Lee M. Adler, DO, VP, Quality and Safety Innovation & Research, Florida Hospital, Orlando; Associate Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine ... a must read for all Leadership involved in healthcare. ... I can see reading this book over and over. — Brigit Zamora, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA, Administrative Nurse Manager, Florida Hospital, Orlando

If You Lean In Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse

 If You Lean In  Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse
Author: Gina Barreca
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN: 1466866381
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If You Lean In Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse Book Excerpt:

Gina Barreca is fed up with women who lean in, but don't open their mouths. In her latest collection of essays, she turns her attention to subjects like bondage which she notes now seems to come in fifty shades of grey and has been renamed Spanx. She muses on those lessons learned in Kindergarten that every woman must unlearn like not having to hold the hand of the person you're waking next to (especially if he's a bad boyfriend) or needing to have milk, cookies and a nap every day at 3:00 PM (which tends to sap one's energy not to mention what it does to one's waistline). She sounds off about all those things a woman hates to hear from a man like "Calm down" or "Next time, try buying shoes that fit". "'If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?'" is about getting loud, getting love, getting ahead and getting the first draw (or the last shot). Here are tips, lessons and bold confessions about bad boyfriends at any age, about friends we love and ones we can't stand anymore, about waist size and wasted time, about panic, placebos, placentas and certain kinds of not-so adorable paternalism attached to certain kinds of politicians. The world is kept lively by loud women talking and "'If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?'" cheers and challenges those voices to come together and speak up. You think she's kidding? Oh, boy, do you have another thing coming.

Chapterize Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Chapterize    Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
Author: John Delaney
Publsiher: Hyperink Inc
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2014-09-24
ISBN: 1614640165
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chapterize Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg Book Excerpt:

Chapterize is an automated book summarization tool. Our goal is to extract important sentences and concepts from a book, then edit them into a cohesive, bulleted format. We are continually testing and improving it, and would love to hear your feedback. EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 2 - SIT AT THE TABLE -Our invited guests, mostly men, grabbed plates and food and sat down at the large conference table. Secretary Geithner's team, all women, took their food last and sat in chairs off to the side of the room. -I motioned for the women to come sit at the table, waving them over so they would feel welcomed. The four women had every right to be at this meeting, but because of their seating choice, they seemed like spectators rather than participants. -A moment when I realized that in addition to facing institutional obstacles, women face a battle from within. -When a man fails, he points to factors like didn't study enough or not interested in the subject matter. EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 5 - ARE YOU MY MENTOR? -Chasing or forcing the [mentor] connection rarely works, and yet I see women attempt this all the time. -The question is a total mood killer, the equivalent of turning to a pensive date and asking, What are you thinking? -I mentor when I see something and say, I want to see that grow. -For the past decade, talk of mentorship and sponsorship has been topic number one at any womens career seminar. -I realized that searching for a mentor has become the professional equivalent of waiting for Prince Charming. -The acknowledgments in this book include a long list of people who have been generous enough to guide and advise me. In turn, I have tried to mentor others, including friends of friends, and as I get older, children of friends.

Lean for the Public Sector

Lean for the Public Sector
Author: Bert Teeuwen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2018-06-08
ISBN: 1439840245
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean for the Public Sector Book Excerpt:

Packed with international case examples and clearly delineating principles as they apply to public sector organizations, Lean for the Public Sector: The Pursuit of Perfection in Government Services demonstrates that Lean in the public sector is neither rocket science nor a typical profit-driven improvement program. The book begins with coverage of

Lean for the Long Term

Lean for the Long Term
Author: William H. Baker, Jr.,Kenneth Rolfes
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2015-04-21
ISBN: 1482257173
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean for the Long Term Book Excerpt:

The average tenure of a departing CEO has declined from approximately 10 years in 2000 to 8.1 years in 2012. Maintaining a customer-focused Lean strategy and continuous improvement culture can become a challenge when management changes often, unless it has become an institutionalized company-branded business management system for the company. Lean for the Long Term allows readers to benefit from the operating experience and research of the authors who have been deeply involved in leading Lean transformations that last in today’s ever-changing business landscape. It presents a Lean management system model that encompasses leadership, process, and growth as the model to drive business performance. The authors investigate the fragile nature of a Lean culture and the resulting effects on people and the company when the culture shifts. They illustrate the methods several companies have used to achieve successful Lean transformations that last and also offer guidance on how to build your own action plan based on the best practices outlined in the text. Until now, there have been few books to supply in-depth discussions on Lean as a strategy and management system. Filling this need, this book will help you to move toward a broader, more strategic use of Lean principles in your business. The book uses clear language to present insights on how company leaders and Lean practitioners can improve communication. After reading the book, you will better understand how your company operates, how to align your efforts, and how to decide what to do despite the complexity of day-to-day business operations.

Success using lean Six Sigma in terms of operations and business processes

Success using lean Six Sigma in terms of operations and business processes
Author: Dinesh Gupta
Publsiher: diplom.de
Total Pages: 27
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN: 3954898411
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Success using lean Six Sigma in terms of operations and business processes Book Excerpt:

Lately there's been a great deal of talk around Lean execution. But, some people speak of Lean, some speak of Six Sigma and some use a combination of the two. But, what's the difference? How do you know what's right for your organization? As the market place tightens and companies are fighting for every dollar of revenue, they need to adopt innovative methods to create more efficient processes that will give them a competitive edge of their closest rivals; this is the basis for Lean Six Sigma. Unlike traditional Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma uses some of the methodology from lean manufacturing along with the Six Sigma approach. Many organizations see Lean Six Sigma as the evolution of the Six Sigma methodology rather than a modification. Lean Six Sigma takes the fundamentals of Six Sigma and incorporates the cost reduction principles of Lean Manufacturing.

Lean Game Development

Lean Game Development
Author: Julia Naomi Rosenfield Boeira
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2017-11-17
ISBN: 148423216X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean Game Development Book Excerpt:

Apply lean frameworks and other concepts of software development to the process of your game development. Resistance to Agile methodologies in the gaming industry is most often due to frustrated attempts to use lean tools and frameworks. Lean Game Development teaches you how to apply frameworks and concepts successfully to benefit you and your team. You will see how to manage, develop and coexist in a lean game development environment. You’ll understand what lean is and how it helps the gaming industry. You’ll see how to apply MVP concepts and why you should. The concepts taught are used not only in the design of the software code but also in all stages of the development process. Ideal for any game development company, including indie and small studios, Lean Game Development offers new opportunities for streamlining your workflow and benefiting your game development overall. What You'll Learn Discover how lean helps the gaming industry Understand the value of lean over Agile Apply MVP concepts to gaming industry Work with basic automated testing for gaming environment Who This Book Is For Game developers, artist, designers and project managers

Lean Healthcare

Lean Healthcare
Author: Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
Publsiher: AA Global Sourcing Ltd
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2013-05-08
ISBN: 1291412530
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean Healthcare Book Excerpt:

I am encouraged to see healthcare leaders looking beyond the ways they have always done things in the past to implementing innovative solutions such as Lean to curb the industry's skyrocketing costs, poor quality, nursing shortages and employee dissatisfaction; all symptoms of deeper problems inherent in the system itself. Today’s forward looking healthcare providers have realized the financial and moral imperatives for improving quality and safety and eliminating waste as strategies for responding to their pressing challenges. Lean Healthcare (adapted from the Toyota Production System) is not just for manufacturing or another short-term fix; it’s a way to transform an entire organization into a safe and high-quality, high-performing healthcare delivery system. If implemented properly, it can be the "how to" for managing change and creating continuous improvement.

Lean Out

Lean Out
Author: Dawn Foster
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 87
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN: 1910924032
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean Out Book Excerpt:

Sheryl Sandberg’s business advice book, Lean In, was heralded as a defining moment in attitudes to women in business. But for all its commercial success, it proposed a model of feminism that was individualistic and unthreatening to capital. In her powerful debut work Lean Out, acclaimed journalist Dawn Foster unpicks how the purportedly feminist message of Sandberg’s book neatly exempts patriarchy, capitalism and business from any responsibility for changing the position of women in contemporary culture. It looks at the rise of a corporate ‘1% feminism’, and at how feminism has been defanged and depoliticised at a time when women have borne the brunt of the financial crash and the gap between rich and poor is widening faster than ever. Surveying business, media, culture and politics, Foster asks whether this ‘trickledown’ feminism offers any material gain for women collectively, or acts as mere window-dressing PR for the corporations who caused the financial crash. She concludes that ‘leaning out’ of the corporate model is a more effective way of securing change than leaning in.

Simulation based Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma

Simulation based Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma
Author: Basem El-Haik,Raid Al-Aomar
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2006-10-27
ISBN: 0470047712
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simulation based Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma Book Excerpt:

This is the first book to completely cover the whole body of knowledge of Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma with Simulation Methods as outlined by the American Society for Quality. Both simulation and contemporary Six Sigma methods are explained in detail with practical examples that help understanding of the key features of the design methods. The systems approach to designing products and services as well as problem solving is integrated into the methods discussed.

The Lean Assessment for Job Shops and Small Manufacturers

The Lean Assessment for Job Shops and Small Manufacturers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: MCS Media, Inc.
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780972572897
Category: Costs, Industrial
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lean Assessment for Job Shops and Small Manufacturers Book Excerpt:

Kaizen Workshops for Lean Healthcare

Kaizen Workshops for Lean Healthcare
Author: Thomas L. Jackson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2017-07-27
ISBN: 1439841551
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kaizen Workshops for Lean Healthcare Book Excerpt:

Part of the Lean Tools for Healthcare series, this user-friendly book will help to improve your understanding of kaizen. It describes exactly what a kaizen event is and details all the phases necessary for implementing continuous improvement practices in your healthcare organization.Kaizen Workshops for Lean Healthcare walks you through the steps o

Lean Leadership on a Napkin

Lean Leadership on a Napkin
Author: Ken Pilone
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2021-09-13
ISBN: 1000433943
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean Leadership on a Napkin Book Excerpt:

This very concise and straightforward book is aimed at top executives in virtually any industry who are either new to the concept of Lean and its benefits to them or who have stalled in their transformations and are trying to resurrect their momentum. The book is written in a style that mirrors a typical interaction with an executive across a table with a knowledgeable, experienced Lean coach/consultant. Its style and substance reflect what a candid and casual conversation would sound and feel like. The book includes simple hand-drawn images (thus the title Lean Leadership on a Napkin) to facilitate and simplify basic concepts as if a real dialogue was occurring in an informal setting. It assumes that the executives have a little or no previous knowledge of Lean methodologies or Lean Leadership but have awakened to the possibility of their promise to grow themselves and their enterprises dramatically. Most executives have little time for extensive reading or patience with "sales" presentations. Those same leaders will therefore appreciate the simple, uncluttered, and, above all, objective summary this book provides. The book breaks down the process of transforming the organization around Lean principles into three component transformational phases or steps, namely, Introduction, Integration, and Internalization (i.e., the I-3 strategy). Each phase includes critical factors to understand, do, and share as well as deep reflection questions to help leaders decide on an appropriate path forward for themselves as leaders and for their organizations. While the Integration and Internalization steps are introduced here, the primary focus of this work is on those critical issues arising in the early, Introduction, step. A unique advantage of this book is that it braids together four critical elements of success—Lean concepts/methodology, culture change, leadership, and business performance. Essentially, the reader will obtain a broad, basic, and solid understanding and leadership foundation about Lean, the leader’s unique role in transformation, and confidence to make appropriate decisions about the how and if to proceed. In addition, it will offer a path forward by providing the reader with abundant resources and consulting support for those seeking to launch a Lean transformation.

Lean Supply Chain Management

Lean Supply Chain Management
Author: Jeffrey P. Wincel
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2003-12-30
ISBN: 9781563272899
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean Supply Chain Management Book Excerpt:

Unlike other strategic procurement guides, Lean Supply Chain Management considers an organization's "business condition" as a contributing factor in the development of a strategic procurement strategy. That is, rather than taking a "one-size fits all" approach, the author's more individualized approach illustrates techniques specific to organizations operating in a standard or crisis environment. Highlights include: Methods for developing and tracking strategic procurement initiatives. Planning in the "standard" and "crisis" environments. Coordinating supply chain management and lean manufacturing. Performance measurement tools. Lean Supply Chain Management provides purchasers and supplier development professionals with the tools needed to transform procurement from a mere cost center to a profit generator.

Lean Enterprise Software and Systems

Lean Enterprise Software and Systems
Author: Pekka Abrahamsson,Nilay Oza
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2010-10-08
ISBN: 3642164153
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean Enterprise Software and Systems Book Excerpt:

The LESS 2010 conference was the first scientific conference dedicated to advancing the “lean enterprise software and systems” body of knowledge. It fostered interactions by joining the lean product development community with the agile community coupled with innovative ideas nurtured by the beyond budgeting school of thinking. The conference was organized in collaboration with the Lean Software and Systems Consortium (LSSC). The conference is established as a conference series. The idea of the conference was to offer a unique platform for advancing the state of the art in research and practice by bringing the leading researchers and practitioners to the same table. Indeed, LESS 2010 attracted a unique mix of participants including academics, researchers, leading consultants and industry practitioners. The aim of the conference was to use this diverse community to advance research and practical knowledge concerning lean thinking within the field of software business and development. LESS 2010 had more than 60% of its speakers come from the industry and the remaining from academia. LESS is poised to grow as we advance into future iterations of the conference and become the conference for lean thinking in systems and software development. Its growth and credibility will be advanced by the communities and knowledge exchange platform it provides. LESS offers several avenues for knowledge exchange to create a highly collaborative environment. Each year, we aim to bring novelty to a program that fosters collaboration, letting new ideas thrive during and after the conference.

Lean management for families

Lean management for families
Author: Frau Ordnung
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2020-07-22
ISBN: 3751990305
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean management for families Book Excerpt:

From Frustration to Flow You want to have more time? A higher salary? And on top: less stress in your daily family life? It's all possible with the proven methods and principles of LEAN MANAGEMENT: learn which basics and key elements of the LEAN-THINKING can support you in your household and finally will give you back what you already thought got lost: a harmonious family life, characterized by satisfaction and serenity!

History of Lean Movement

History of Lean Movement
Author: IntroBooks
Publsiher: IntroBooks
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2016-01-20
ISBN: 1523421940
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Lean Movement Book Excerpt:

Got an assignment on Lean Movement? Looking for sufficient material to write a useful yet to the point assignment? Heard of Lean from your friend? Wondering how amazing it is which has made your friend so successful? Want to have a similar status of your business but first want to know about the origin of it? Or just curious about who came up with the idea of Lean? This book, "History of Lean Movement" is what you need if any of the above cases applies to you. This comprehensive yet up to date course is enough to get to know about the lean movement. This book begins the narration of lean movement in the past decades and moves along gradually, reaching its current status. This book is based entirely upon Lean Movement discusses the following topics: Origination of lean movement Contribution of different people to it A detailed discussion on lean manufacturing Lean and the Six Sigma The seven wastes Benefits of going lean And lastly current status of lean movement Read on and discover yourself how an idea which came into being in the 80s made its way through all these years and is still standings strong. Facing all those rises and falls; coming across all the criticism yet managed to stay popular enough and ready to be accepted by many even in the present time. *************************** IntroBooks delivers up to the minute information covering everything on a topic in only one hour of reading. This book is written to give essential information in a straight-to-the-point, easy to read format. We have cut out technical jargon, waffle and unnecessary filler to ensure you get the essential information you need to achieve your goals with confidence.

Women s Health Lift to Get Lean

Women s Health Lift to Get Lean
Author: Holly Perkins,Editors of Women's Health Maga
Publsiher: Rodale Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-04-14
ISBN: 1623364809
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Health Lift to Get Lean Book Excerpt:

Research shows that building muscle helps the body burn more calories 24/7 and that resistance training is the most effective way to torch body fat. Yet that message is still lost on many women who fear that weight lifting will make them bulky, turn their skin green, and give them Incredible Hulk muscles like their boyfriends'. Women have more options than step aerobics or running on a treadmill to shed pounds: They can weight-train in a very specific manner designed to make the most of a woman's unique physiology. Lift to Get Lean is the first beginner's guide to strength training from Women's Health that is written specifically for women by a woman. Holly Perkins is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) who has been teaching the fat-burning secrets of weight training exclusively to women for more than 20 years. Perkins doesn't follow men's rules when it comes to building muscle. Her Lift to Get Lean delivers a three-step system: Technique, Movement Speed, and the Last 2 Reps Rule, which make all the difference in developing the kind of strong, lean, and sexy body women want. Perkins offers four different 90-day training programs that efficiently build functional strength along with leaner legs, stronger arms, and a sexier butt.

Creating the Ultimate Lean Office

Creating the Ultimate Lean Office
Author: Raymond S. Louis
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-09-12
ISBN: 1439866597
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating the Ultimate Lean Office Book Excerpt:

This book introduces the challenges to apply current methodologies to create a lean office. It describes the system enhancement options that lean practitioner can employ in automating the newly created lean processes and explains each of the seven steps necessary for creating a lean office.

Essentials for the Improvement of Healthcare Using Lean Six Sigma

Essentials for the Improvement of Healthcare Using Lean   Six Sigma
Author: D.H. Stamatis
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 463
Release: 2012-02-02
ISBN: 1466500719
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials for the Improvement of Healthcare Using Lean Six Sigma Book Excerpt:

Essentials for the Improvement of Healthcare Using Lean & Six Sigma is all about real and immediate quality improvement. Written by D.H. Stamatis, a renowned expert in organizational development and quality, the book addresses concerns that can be ameliorated with minimal government intervention. Detailing immediate paths for improvement fundamental to primary care, hospitals, and managed care, the book: Introduces much-needed mechanics of change, including transitioning from hierarchical groups to interactive inclusionary teams Focuses on customer satisfaction as a key indicator of quality Explains how Lean and Six Sigma tools can be readily applied to healthcare Spotlights primary care, including how to define and redesign its process and develop better metrics Presents IT applications that will improve billing, documentation, and patient care Examines Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria as it applies to healthcare Illustrates quality improvements and best practices through real world case studies Includes a companion CD with Six Sigma forms and formulas, Lean improvement tools, and other quality tools and worksheets Whether you think advances in technology and medicine, coupled with freedom of choice, makes the U.S. healthcare system the best in the world, or whether you believe growing costs, regulatory morass, and a tort-obsessed culture drop it to the bottom; it is evident that the processes currently employed and the subsequent defensive medicine philosophy that has resulted will not be able to meet the future demands of our aging society. Through Six Sigma and Lean, this text moves the focus from reactive controls to the proactive efficiency required to implement real and sustainable quality improvements that will allow us to forge a system that is all about wellness.