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Just-in-Time for Healthcare

Just-in-Time for Healthcare

1st Edition

Thomas L. Jackson
March 06, 2017

The change from traditional ways of producing and managing healthcare services to a just-in-time approach requires a new understanding about what adds value for the patient or customer, and what does not. Just-in-Time for Healthcare is intended to share powerful knowledge that will help you...

Mistake Proofing for Lean Healthcare

Mistake Proofing for Lean Healthcare

1st Edition

Samuel Carlson, MD, Maura May
September 03, 2015

The principles of mistake proofing, long used to eliminate errors and defects across a range of industries, are now being applied in healthcare organizations around the world to help ensure patient safety, improve services, and eliminate waste.Mistake Proofing for Lean Healthcare is based on the...

Mapping Clinical Value Streams

Mapping Clinical Value Streams

1st Edition

Thomas L. Jackson
May 20, 2013

Tens of thousands of patients die unnecessarily every year as a result of errors and defects in our healthcare processes. Those that survive often pay too much for the privilege. The value stream mapping methods described in Mapping Clinical Value Streams will help you achieve more efficient health...

Kaizen Workshops for Lean Healthcare

Kaizen Workshops for Lean Healthcare

1st Edition

Thomas L. Jackson
August 27, 2012

Part of the Lean Tools for Healthcare series, this user-friendly book will help to improve your understanding of kaizen. It describes exactly what a kaizen event is and details all the phases necessary for implementing continuous improvement practices in your healthcare organization. Kaizen...

Standard Work for Lean Healthcare

Standard Work for Lean Healthcare

1st Edition

Thomas L. Jackson
July 08, 2011

Proven to increase efficiencies in the manufacturing sector, Standard Work has become a key element in reducing process waste, ensuring patient safety, and improving healthcare services. Part of the Lean Tools for Healthcare Series, this reader-friendly book builds on the success of the bestselling...

5S for Healthcare

5S for Healthcare

1st Edition

Thomas L. Jackson
December 23, 2009

While there are a growing number of books based on the Toyota Production System, or lean, focused on healthcare, there are very few that detail the tools that make lean more than just a way of thinking and put the methodology into practice. Based on Hiroyuki Hirano's classic 5 Pillars of the...

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