Lean hospitals go back to 2005 when consulting companies started offering training, consulting and facilitation to healthcare organizations. Their main mission is to transform healthcare establishments by creating improvement in patient care. Creating improvement in patient care can be achieved by developing quality driven culture that would help these establishments to independently practice lean initiative.
Lean hospitals bring lean to healthcare. How do Lean Hospitals help healthcare organizations in lean transformation? They have unique and innovative approach to bring lean transformation in healthcare establishments. They focus on making healthcare organizations become self-sufficient.
Lean Hospitals offer hospital strategic plan that has two paths namely system creating path and culture creating path. System creating path includes identifying value streams, valuing current & future stream maps, valuing stream work plan, strategic deployment, implementing the VSWP and valuing stream focus. Culture creating path includes properly planned launch, appropriate training, departmental implementation and respecting people. Bringing lean healthcare can be extremely successful if it is done in the right way.