Hoshin Kanri for Healthcare: Toyota-Style Long-Term Thinking and Strategy Deployment to Unlock Your Organization’s True Potential

Gerard A. Berlanga, Brock C. Husby, Heather K. Anderson

Productivity Press
Published May 4, 2018
Reference - 90 Pages - 12 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498784993 - CAT# K30178

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  • Describes strategies for setting effective long-term strategy and linking to Hoshin.
  • Includes organizational structures to fight bureaucratic inhibitors to agility.
  • Demonstrates Hoshin Kanri (Toyota Style Strategy Deployment and Goal Alignment) in a real hospital setting.
  • Includes Hoshin Kanri lessons learned from hospital senior leaders.
  • Includes Hoshin Kanri templates specifically designed for healthcare.


The best healthcare organizations have developed effective approaches to develop compelling strategic visions and strategies based on long-term thinking and continue to apply Lean principles across their organizations to create a culture of continuous improvement. Establishing effective strategies and Toyota style Hoshin Kanri enables healthcare organizations to align everyone in the organizations and creates a unique competitive advantage. This book follows a regional hospital's journey through the creation of long-term strategic goals and Toyota Style strategy deployment.


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