Category Archives: Research

John Toussaint’s Monthly Reflections – New Research Shows Lean Thinking is Making a Difference in Healthcare

I am sure at some point in your career you have had to make the argument that lean thinking will work in your healthcare organization. The first time I had this conversation was with my senior executive team some 20 years ago. At that time, I knew we needed to do better but I also […]

Lean Management and Hospital Performance: Adoption vs. Implementation

Background The Lean management system is being adopted and implemented by an increasing number of US hospitals. Yet few studies have considered the impact of Lean on hospitalwide performance. Methods A multivariate analysis was performed of the 2017 National Survey of Lean/Transformational Performance Improvement in Hospitals and 2018 publicly available data from the Agency for Healthcare Research […]

Press Release: UC Berkeley Center Launches Unique Lean Research Healthcare Collaborative

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For More Information: Chuck Grothaus 612-770-0026 [email protected]   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UC BERKELEY CENTER LAUNCHES UNIQUE LEAN RESEARCH HEALTHCARE COLLABORATIVE SAN FRANCISCO – Dec. 7, 2017 – UC Berkeley’s Center for Lean Engagement and Research in Healthcare (CLEAR) today announced its collaboration with seven leading American and Canadian hospitals and healthcare systems to launch a […]