"Lean Coffee" Healthcare Edition - April 2015
- Business & Professional
- The Broadway Condominiums - Media Lounge, San Antonio TX
Note: Changed from the 25th to the 24th.
In June, a group of us followed the "Lean Coffee" format for discussion and that went really well. Attendees propose topics or questions to discuss, then the group votes on what to talk about and when to stop on each topic. We can talk about Lean healthcare, Kaizen and continuous improvement, or whatever topics come up.
I'm scheduling two hours for this session, but people can, of course, leave whenever they need to.
One topic I will propose is that we talk about finding a date for a group of us to register for the Toyota truck plant tour on the south side of San Antonio.
The price of admission is $5 (to cover coffee, tea, and snacks). Or, you can buy a copy of one of Mark's books, or make a minimum $20 donation to the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation.
You are welcome to stay past 9 am for Q&A and longer discussion with Mark Graban and other attendees who stay.
Attendance is limited to 10 people to ensure an intimate discussion. If the event sells out, please join the waiting list and I will schedule another breakfast.
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of “Lean Healthcare, as a a consultant, author, keynote speaker, and blogger in the world of “Lean Healthcare.” In June 2011, Mark joined the software company KaiNexus as their VP of customer success to help further their mission of “making improvement happen” in healthcare 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.