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Rethinking Lean in Healthcare

How a hospital restored quality patient care and obtained financial stability using lean

Published: Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 13:52

(Productivity Press: Boca Raton, FL)) -- Shingo award winner and bestselling author Tom Zidel’s newest book, Rethinking Lean in Healthcare (Productivity Press, 2016) deals with hospitals’ struggle to secure and maintain financial stability. In story form, Zidel tells how the leadership team of a fictional hospital adopts the tools and principles associated with the Toyota Production System (TPS), or lean methodology.

The story takes the reader through the team’s eye-opening journey, beginning with their rejection of the methodology to their eventual acceptance of it, to successfully implementing it in the hospital.

This book is important because many of our nation's hospitals are besieged with financial difficulties with declining reimbursement, and the public is losing confidence in hospitals’ ability to provide quality care without error. Lean can provide relief from these issues, but only if it is properly implemented.

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For more than 25 years, Productivity Press has developed the largest catalog available anywhere of publications and learning tools about lean methodology, continuous improvement, and operational excellence. It is currently the premier source of authoritative information on organizational transformation. Productivity Press is an imprint of CRC Press, a premier global publisher of science, technology, and medical resources. Its aim is to broaden thinking and advance understanding in the sciences, providing researchers, academics, professionals, and students with the tools they need to share ideas and realize their potential. CRC Press is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.