Thursday, August 5, 2010

Denver Saves with Lean Healthcare

Read an interesting article about savings when implementing a lean solution.

"What are the things that keep you from working efficiently?" And "Are there things you see happening to patients that shouldn't?"

Those questions are the essence of a multilayered efficiency system known as Lean that has swept through Denver Health over the past five years with the fervor of a religious conversion.

In an era marked by soaring health care costs and epidemic layoffs, even as it serves more and more uninsured patients while public funding dwindles, Denver Health has saved money and jobs — and improved patient care — using decades-old Toyota practices.

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