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How Lean Healthcare Can Save Your Life (While Also Saving You Money)

Mark Graban

Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (CDT)

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his talk is tailored for an audience of IT and startup professionals working with Lean Startup, Agile, Kanban, or other related methodologies. This session is a "dry run" of a talk Mark will be giving at the Lean Kanban North America conference in Chicago on April 29.


Obviously, software companies are not car factories. Perhaps the furthest from car factories or software companies would be hospitals and other healthcare facilities? Healthcare might be the ultimate in knowledge work, yet Lean principles apply well in these settings, further demonstrating the universality of Lean. In Lean healthcare environments, patients win, nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers win, and the hospitals win. What does it take to make even these often impenetrable cultural fortresses accept and embrace Lean? What does Lean look like in these settings? What can you learn and apply to your situation by seeing how Lean fits into healthcare institutions? In his talk, Mark Graban will talk about various types of waste in healthcare and will explain how Lean improvement and management principles are transforming healthcare, what challenges are overcome, which challenges remain, and what's working (or not) around the world.


More info at: http://lkna.leankanban.com/speakers/main-stage/mark-graban

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112 East Pecan Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (CDT)

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Mark Graban

Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of “Lean Healthcare," as a consultantauthorkeynote speaker, and blogger. In June 2011, Mark joined the software company KaiNexus to help further their mission of spreading continuous improvement in organizations, while continuing his other consulting and speaking activities.

He is the author of the book Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement (Productivity Press), which was selected for a 2009 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award and is being translated into seven languages. A 2nd revised edition was released in November, 2011.

Mark has also co-authored a second book, titled Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements, released in June 2012, now also a Shingo Award recipent. The companion book The Executive Guide to Healthcare Improvement was released in 2013.

For more information, visit www.MarkGraban.com.

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