LEAN CONCEPTS IN HEALTH CARE
- Understand the concept of lean and the value of creating a lean enterprise.
- Appreciate the benefits of controlling waste.
- Understand how to control flow with kanban systems.
- Recognize what kaizen events are and how they impact a lean enterprise.
- Understand the role value stream mapping plays in a lean enterprise.
- Identify and apply various lean measures and tools.
When it comes to having a fit and healthy body, we all understand what the term lean means. Just as a lean body is one with little fat, a lean company is one with little waste. This chapter examines the concept of lean in detail and provides clarification on what it means to be a lean organization. It presents ...