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.

Toyota, the Japanese auto giant, pioneered the concept of lean management in manufacturing, where employees look for efficiencies both big and small that don’t compromise the product but save the company time and money.

In Regina, hospitals are applying the idea to everything from stocking medicines to hospital design, CBC’s Cameron MacIntosh reports.