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Selected Lean Books in the Health Sciences Library

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Basics of Health Care Performance Improvement: A Lean Six Sigma Approach - Donald Lighter
ISBN: 9780763772147
Publication Date: 2013
Prepares future healthcare administrators to meet the challenges of a changing marketplace through the proven Lean Six Sigma method of quality improvement. This new volume provides in-depth information on planning and implementing a "Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control" (DMAIC) initiative to reduce errors and improve performance in healthcare settings, and serves as an essential reference on the basics of Lean Six Sigma and its application in augmenting the quality of care. Features Lean Six Sigma case studies drawn from the industry; a thorough exploration of DMAIC; discussion questions in every chapter.

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Lean in the Or - Richard D. Rahn & Gerard Leone
Call Number: WX 200 L583 2010
ISBN: 0971303169

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On the Mend: Revolutionizing Healthcare to Save Lives and Transform the Industry - John Toussaint, Roger a. Gerard & Emily Adams
Call Number: WA 540AA1 T734 2010
ISBN: 1934109274
This groundbreaking book uses real-life anecdotes and the logic of lean thinking to make a convincing argument that a revolutionary new kind of healthcare -- lean healthcare -- is urgently needed and eminently doable. On the Mend candidly describes the triumphs and stumbles of a seven-year journey to lean healthcare, an effort that continues today and that has slashed medical errors, improved patient outcomes, raised staff morale, and saved $27 million dollars in costs without layoffs.

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Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Satisfaction - Mark Graban
Call Number: WX 157 G727L 2009

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The Toyota Way to Healthcare Excellence: Increase Efficiency and Improve Quality with Lean - John R. Black
Call Number: WX 150 B627t 2008

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Lean Six Sigma - Breakthrough Management Group with Neil DeCarlo
Call Number: TS 156 C735 2007

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The Complete Lean Enterprise: Value Stream Mapping for Administrative and Office Processes - Beau Keyte & Drew Locher
Call Number: HD 58.9 K455 2004
ISBN: 1563273012
"Winner of the 2005 Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research" This book offers a step-by-step approach to applying lean initiatives to the administrative and office environment. It's a must read for leaders looking to improve their production support activities within their order-to-cash value stream. The Complete Lean Enterprise is a valuable tool in applying value stream mapping (VSM) to non-production areas, identifying office wastes, establishing performance metrics, speeding up administrative workflow, and improving office efficiency.


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