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Lean Advisors to Speak at Conference Board Sustainable Heath Summit

Sustainability. The Holy Grail for Canadas health care?

This is a time of real transformation. If we dont change how we deliver universal health care it wont be there for our grandchildren as they grow up. Deb Matthews
These changes will affect every Canadian and every employer, as organizations increasingly foot the bill for health through employee benefit plans and wellness initiatives. Continue reading

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Simple hospital innovation saves time, money

Premiers looking for money- and time-saving innovations for their health-care systems are turning to Saskatchewan Health’s model of finding efficiencies in unlikely places. Lean Advisors continues to be a strategic partner with Saskatchewan Health for their lean journey and transformation. Watch Video Continue reading

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Healthcare Leaders Look Outside for Answers

Applied to hospitals, the term factory sounds like a metaphor for a mechanistic, uncaring environment. Nevertheless, a growing number of healthcare leaders are employing management ideas from manufacturing and other industries to make their facilities more cost-effective and at the same time, more responsive to the needs of patients, their families, and staff. In fact these methods, Lean in particular, help organizations do more with less makes them particularly applicable to today’s healthcare challenges. Continue reading

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Year Two of the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative Reports Progress!

Saskatchewan is making progress on its plan to transform surgical care for patients.Year one of the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative laid the foundation while year two has shown astounding results including reduced wait times, enhanced safety, improved efficiencies and improved levels of quality care. Continue reading

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Handling Change and Managing Priorities when Implementing Lean

When implementing Lean, how can your organization handle change when they are already working at capacity and everything is a priority? Continue reading

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BI enhances turnaround time in pathology reporting in Kitchener

Waiting for pathology test results doesn’t only create anxiety for patients. It can also cause strain in the hospital laboratory, particularly when it seems clinical staff can never get ahead of the reporting backlog and really don’t understand why it’s there in the first place. Continue reading

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Pathology Department at Grand River Hospital and St Marys General Hospital Increases Throughput, Cuts Costs using Lean

In healthcare today, having to do more with less goes with the territory. Volumes are increasing five to ten percent every year, regulatory and administrative burdens are becoming more restrictive, and wait times are rising. Continue reading

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New! – Enterprise Value Stream Mapping for Healthcare May 9-10.2012

Join us for¬†the second seminar in our Lean Healthcare Seminar Series. Learn how¬†Enterprise Value Stream Mapping can help you move to the next level dramatically improving speed and quality of service while decreasing the cost of providing the service. Read … Continue reading

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Lean Healthcare Online Workshops – Overview

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Lean Healthcare Online Workshops – Unique Learning Tool – Benefits

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