Austin’s Lean Software community welcomes Mark Graban, a blogger, author, and consultant for healthcare organizations that are embracing the Lean philosophy. Mark will share his experiences working with hospitals after beginning his career in the manufacturing sector. Starting the talk with a vivid case example from a hospital, we will have an informal discussion about the role of systems and processes in delivering quality, as well as the critical nature of a management system and culture in lean transformation efforts. Expect a robust discussion about the proper, thoughtful transfer of methods from one industry to another, including software and “lean startups.”
Mark Graban is a Senior Fellow with the Lean Enterprise Institute and serves as Director of Communication & Technology for their Healthcare Value Leaders Network. Mark is author of the book Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Satisfaction, winner of a 2009 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award. He is the founder and lead contributor for blogs and podcasts at LeanBlog.org, started in January 2005. Mark also works as an independent consultant to healthcare organizations. A former Austin-ite and former employee of a defunct Austin-based startup, Factory Logic, he now resides in the DFW with his wife, Amy.
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