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GA 114 | How to Apply Lean to Healthcare with Mark Graban

By Jessica Bush Updated on June 9th, 2016

Today’s episode features Mark Graban, a recurring podcast guest and good friend of Gemba Academy. Ron and Mark discussed lean healthcare, the third revision of Mark’s book Lean Hospitals, and some of the main misconceptions about lean. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The quote that inspires Mark (3:38)
  • Mark’s background and how he got into lean healthcare (5:09)
  • Why overprocessing is a problem (7:10)
  • What’s new in the third version of Lean Hospitals (8:47)
  • A common misconception about lean (12:27)
  • Another common misconception (14:47)
  • The role of systems (16:13)
  • Mark’s overall perception of the current state of lean healthcare (20:31)
  • Mark’s advice for hospital administrators (26:33)

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