Every Day is a Good Day for Daily Kaizen in Lean Healthcare

Today is a good day for Daily Kaizen! The intranet blog for the Lean healthcare team at Group Health Cooperative is now open to the public. The authors are Lee Fried, internal consultant who is spearheading the Lean effortsat Group Health Coopeartive in Seattle, and Ted Eytan, a physician who is heavily involved in kaizen there.
Today’s post is on a 30-day follow up to Standardized Work implementation in one of the hospital administrative areas. They have overcome initial skepticism and change management challenges, and now
Cycle times are dropping rapidly, and most team members were quick to voice their excitement about the new process. Standard work is a powerful tool.
There are over 80 posts in the archives since April 2006. Be sure to add Daily Kaizen to your list of favorites and share your comments and experiences in Lean healthcare with the Daily Kaizen bloggers.
Kudos to everyone at Group Health Cooperative who is involved in the important work of redesigning how patient care is delivered so it can be safer at higher quality and lower cost, while maintaining the respect for and dignity of people.