Building Quality Into the Teaching of Medicine

Jidoka applied to medical education. What a day. The University of Kentucky News announced that they are Applying Lean Manufacturing to Medical Education.
The article Lessons from Industry: One School’s Transformation Towards “Lean” Curricular Governance is one of the most interesting articles on application of Lean manufacturing I have read in a long while. This article is sure to please both Lean junkies and curricular governance junkies both.
Any time the Toyota Production System is examined from a different perspective, re-framed, and made to work in a new context, we can all learn from the result. I highly recommend taking the time to read this article. You are sure to find something you can apply back into your Lean manufacturing, Lean healthcare or Lean administrative efforts.


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