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Lean for Healthcare

What is Lean in Healthcare?

  • A systematic way of identifying value added and non-value added steps in every process and continuously eliminating waste so all work adds value and serves customer (patient) needs.

Why Lean in Healthcare?

  • Lean has gained momentum in Healthcare due to significant improvements in safety, quality, lead time, and financials through the application of Lean principles and tools. Lean engages all levels of the organization in the elimination of waste in all processes.

8 Types of Waste In Healthcare