Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dr. Yang explains the Lean approach in 7 minutes

Following up on the post below about the use of Lean process improvement in the hospital setting, I am pleased to present this video. It shows Dr. Julius Yang explaining the difference in a traditional workplace setting from one in which Lean principles are in effect.

If you can't see the video, click here.


Anonymous said...

I like it. I wanted to take notes - and I'm retired! (:


JP said...

I really enjoyed it. I am new to helathcare system and would like to learn more. If you happen to have any presentation slides or other videos from Dr. Yang, can you please post it of send it to me via email.

Many Thanks,

Anonymous said...

Mr Levy,
Very interesting segment. I would argue that BIDMC is clearly farther along towards a designed system than the (humble) statement by Dr Yang! There are plenty of "workplaces" in the US. There are far fewer organizations that are as forward thinking as BIDMC, under your leadership. Your transparency with respect to BIDMC data is clearly an example that other institutions should follow in order to drive creative competition/improvement. I very much enjoy your blog and am thankful to my cousin, Mark Splaine, MD (Dartmouth Hitchcock), for having introduced me to it at the IHI conference last December.
Regards, Jeff B.
Jersey Shore Univ. Med Center

Spanishmedman said...

Ironically, today I was having a similar conversation about the need to change our workplace culture. Thank you for posting this. I am going to dig some more into this topic. Very informational!