Lean management can work to risk manager's favor

January 2010
Healthcare Risk Management;Jan2010, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p9
Lean management strategies may cause risk managers to fear a growing emphasis on cost cutting and personnel reduction, but the philosophy may work to the risk manager's advantage. Lean management does not necessarily involve severe budget reductions. ∎ The concept was developed by Toyota. ∎ Lean can improve patient safety by eliminating inefficient processes. ∎ Risk managers should seek opportunities to include lean strategies.


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