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GA 156 | The Current State of Lean in Healthcare with Mark Graban and Joe Swartz

By Jessica Bush Updated on March 29th, 2017

This week’s guests are Mark Graban and Joe Swartz, both leaders in lean healthcare. They discussed the past and current states of lean in healthcare, as well as their upcoming workshop, Kaizen Live. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Mark’s background (5:23)
  • Joe’s background (6:33)
  • An overview of Franciscan Health’s lean journey (7:11)
  • The current state of lean in healthcare (8:52)
  • What it was like five years ago (11:51)
  • What influences culture (12:57)
  • About the Kaizen Live event (18:12)
  • How Franciscan Health benefits (22:04)
  • What’s different about this workshop (23:51)
  • How many people come (26:13)
  • Advice for those who can’t attend (27:37)
  • About their books (29:09)

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  1. Mark Graban

    March 31, 2017 - 9:04 am

    Thanks for having us on the podcast!

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