By: Debra Hadfield (RN MSN), Shelagh Holmes (RN), Sue Kozlowski, Todd Sperl, and Don Tapping
The New Healthcare Pocket Guide is a collection of input from healthcare professionals and Lean Sensei. It provides easy-to-use and easy-to-understand tools, methods, and concepts based on the world-class Toyota Motor Company (i.e., Lean). The New Lean Healthcare Pocket Guide is design for use as a quick and easy reference as you learn and implement Lean tools. The tools of 5S, continuous flow, cycle time, document tagging, error proofing, goals and outcomes, Just-In-Time, takt time, standard work, pitch, plus all the other Lean tools are thoroughly explained. This “newer” version includes additional case studies, actual photos, an index, as well as compliments the Value Stream Management for Lean Healthcare book. This book will assist any healthcare facility in the enabling them into a Lean environment where the focus is on both driving strategic change and meeting operational goals.
About The Lean Healthcare Pocket Guide
The Lean Healthcare Pocket Guide is a powerful toolkit that offers comprehensive methodology allowing healthcare facilities to create a Lean environment. The authors have extensive experience in all aspects of planning, designing, developing, implementing, and training in a wide range of healthcare projects. This book will assist any healthcare facility in the enabling them into a Lean environment where the focus is on both driving strategic change and meeting operational goals.
Praise for The Lean Healthcare Pocket Guide:
“The Lean Healthcare Pocket Guide is a wealth of Lean tools relating on how to improve the processes within healthcare.” Suzanne Morrison (RN)
“The collection of Lean tools in this pocket guide is exactly what our facility requires for our continuous improvement training. A must!” R. Dewyer (MD)
“A gem of information for improving the healthcare industry is contained in this book. There are very practical Lean tool descriptions, along with the step-by-step procedures, relating directly to the needs within the medical community for continuous improvement.” Joanne Darnelle (RN)
“The Lean Healthcare Pocket Guide is reasonably priced, tools are well described with excellent illustrations, while also providing numerous case studies on how Lean and Six Sigma have been applied in healthcare.” Curtis Walker, Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Sensei
“As a consultant for hospitals I will be using The Lean Healthcare Pocket Guide as my primary training material. It has the most comprehensive explanation of Lean tools as they relate to healthcare, as well as numerous healthcare case studies presented throughout the guide.” Tom Fabrizio, Lean Sensei
Spiral Bound – 3.5″ x 5.5″ – 254 pages – 120+ Illustrations, Forms, and Worksheets, Glossary, Photos, Case Studies Throughout, and Index