October 16th, 2012 by David E. Williams of the Health business blog
Simpler has built a strong business by applying the Toyota Production System to a variety of organizations under the label of “lean transformation.” In recent years the firm has extended into the hospital market –even though it is a long way from the automobile business. In this podcast interview, Simpler CEO Marc Hafer discusses:
- How hospitals are using lean transformation to improve
- Differences between hospitals, industrial organizations, and governmental entities in deploying lean techniques
- Key success factors for transformation
- The strong impetus for hospital improvement provided by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Marc’s book, Simpler Healthcare lays out the concepts in more detail.