Transformational Lean™ at MUSE

I’m very pleased to have been asked to  be the keynote speaker at the MUSE Executive Institute this week in Litchfield Park, Arizona. There are many excellent talks over two days, so if you are in the vicinity I encourage you to attend. My session is entitled “Transforming Your Hospital – Discover Process Optimization” and will focus on what hospitals can learn from the experience of the manufacturing industry to help them overcome complex challenges ranging from effectively managing expensive IT projects to controlling supply spend. The lean methodology has radically improved the efficiency and quality of manufacturing, and it has the potential to do the same for healthcare. It all comes down to understanding your processes – what steps contribute to high quality patient care, and how they can be done in the most effective and efficient way possible. I hope to see you there, and to give you with some ideas on how to transform your hospital!