Testing the Limits of Lean

February 2010
HealthLeaders Magazine;Feb2010, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p47
A reprint of the article "Testing the Limits of Lean," by Philip Betbeze is presented. It discusses the importance of a management approach called Lean to the healthcare system in the U.S. It states the role of such technique in motivating frontline employees to examine the potential removal of a process if it does not contribute to the value of a service. Also stressed is the simplicity of Lean, which is said to be the possible reason why senior leaders prefer such method.


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