|aKaizen workshops for lean healthcare /|cRona Consulting Group & Productivity Press ; Thomas L. Jackson, editor.
|aBoca Raton :|bCRC Press,|cc2013.
|axi, 108 p. :|bill. ;|c26 cm.
|aLean tools for healthcare series
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|a"Preface Kaizen means, simply, continuous improvement. It is based on the fundamentals of scientific analysis in which you analyze (take apart) the elements of a process or system to understand how it works so that you can learn how to influence it (make it better). Kaizen is the building block of all the Lean healthcare methodologies; it is the foundation upon which all of these methodshave been built. The small, gradual, incremental changes of continuous improvement applied over a long period add up to major positive impacts on patients' access to healthcare, patient safety, and the quality of medical results. Once your healthcare organization has committed to supporting a culture of continuous improvement, Kaizen workshops can be held periodically to make focused changes in the workplace. These workshops will take a magnifying glass, so to speak, to each process and every operation in the medical center in order to eliminate waste and improve services. This book was written to take you through the steps of conducting a very effective Kaizen workshop--one that is well planned, well implemented, and well monitored after said changes are implemented. The information is presented in a highly organized and easy-to-assimilate format. Numerous illustrations reinforce the text, and margin assists call your attention to key points and other important features. Throughout the book, you are asked to reflect on questions that will help you apply these concepts and techniques to your own workplace. Each chapter has a summary for quick review"--Provided by publisher.
內容簡介top Kaizen Workshops for Lean Healthcare 簡介 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 Workshops for Lean Healthcare walks you through the steps of conducting an effective kaizen workshopne that is well planned, well implemented, and well monitored. The information is presented in an easy-to-assimilate format. Numerous illustrations reinforce the text and margin assists call your attention to key terms, healthcare examples, and how-to steps. Throughout the book, you will be asked to reflect on questions that will help you apply the concepts and techniques in your own workplace. Defining the key concepts and elements of the "production" of healthcare services, the text delineates the differences between healthcare processes and the individual cycles of work that those processes link together. It also:Provides foundational information on kaizen and kaizen workshopsefining the key roles for successExplains exactly how to plan and prepare Presents examples of how to present workshop results and how to follow upIncludes a concise summary of kaizen workshop stepsSupplies a list of additional resources for learning more about the different kinds of improvement methodologies you might want to implement in your kaizen workshopsIf your healthcare organization fully applies the steps detailed in this book, it will gain much more than the knowledge of how to conduct a workshop. Through kaizen, you will empower your employees to make positive change a reality. And incrementally, kaizen workshops will become more than isolated eventshey will become the way all work is done in your organization.