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5 Years Since the Publication of “Healthcare Kaizen” – What’s Happened? The Impact?

One thing I like about Facebook is the way it reminds you about things that happened on this date in previous years. Facebook is reminding me these days about different milestones related to the publication of the book Healthcare Kaizen...Show More Summary

Key Tweets from @MarkGraban Week of July 17

Here’s the latest installment of “Key Tweets,” a (usually) weekly post that summarizes some of my tweets (or retweets) from the week, including pictures and other interesting stuff. You can follow me @MarkGraban and join the fun and the conversation, but you don’t need a Twitter account to view any of this. Show More Summary

Do you need to make it mandatory to participate in continuous improvement?

Every month or two, Greg Jacobson, MD and I have an “Ask Us Anything” video discussion with questions submitted by members of our KaiNexus community. You can register for our next episode, number 14, which we’ll hold on August 15th. The registration process will allow you to ask a question, if you like. Show More Summary

Podcast #284 – Dr. Margaret Balfour on Improving Crisis Psychiatric Care with Lean

My guest today for episode #284 of the podcast is Dr. Margaret (Margie) Balfour, the lead author of an article, published in the The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, titled “Using Lean to Rapidly and Sustainably...Show More Summary

Change: Desire, Ability, Reason, Need, and Commitment (or That DARNCAT)

I'm excited to be attending the annual Lean Coaching Summit today through Thursday in Austin. If you're there, please say hi! Today, I've registered to take a class on a topic that I've taken an interest in over the past few years: "Motivational Interviewing," or MI for short. Show More Summary

Sign Up for “Office Hours” with Mark Graban, August 10-11

Last week, I ran an experiment. I set up a two-hour block on Friday afternoon that I labeled as “Office Hours,” where followers on Twitter or LinkedIn (as I posted there) could schedule a 10- to 30-minute phone call to talk about topics...Show More Summary

A Curriculum and Sequence of Podcasts and Webinars on Kaizen and Continuous Improvement

I've produced A LOT of content about Kaizen and continuous improvement over the past 11 years, including podcasts and webinars. Somebody asked me to build a "curriculum" and a sequence of podcasts and webinars for people to watch as a way of getting educated about this approach. Show More Summary

Key Tweets from @MarkGraban Week of July 10

Here’s the latest installment of “Key Tweets,” a (usually) weekly post that summarizes some of my tweets (or retweets) from the week, including pictures and other interesting stuff. You can follow me @MarkGraban and join the fun and the conversation, but you don’t need a Twitter account to view any of this. Show More Summary

#TBT: Podcast Interview with Dr. Greg Jacobson of @KaiNexus from 2011 (New PDF Summary)

It’s been just over six years since I joined the team at KaiNexus, serving in various capacities over that time. As I like to say, even though I don’t work full time with the company, I have a full commitment to the company, the team,...Show More Summary

The Conundrum that is Dr. Deming on Metrics, Measures, and Data

There are Dr. W. Edwards Deming quotes that get thrown around... one that sounds incredibly "pro-data" and others that say data and measures are not the only thing... which is it? How do you reconcile that? Continue reading The Conundrum that is Dr. Deming on Metrics, Measures, and Data at Lean Blog.

My Webinar on July 27… Strength in Numbers: Improving from the Bottom-Up

The team at KaiNexus has asked me to talk about a topic that's near and dear to me... the need to engage everybody in bottom-up improvement. Why do we find "strength in numbers" when we engage everybody? See this post for info about how to register. Continue reading My Webinar on July 27… Strength in Numbers: Improving from the Bottom-Up at Lean Blog.

Is This a 5S Problem or a Broader Healthcare Leadership and Culture Problem?

A few of you sent me this sad article from the Wall St. Journal:  "'People Are Dying Here': Federal Hospitals Fail Tribes."  I feel like I've some variation of this article and exposé many times over. Sometimes, it's some form of government...Show More Summary

Gone Fishin’ (Ridin’ Really)

Happy Monday everyone. Regular readers know I took some time away from the blog in advance of the 4th of July holiday. I planned on getting back to my regular daily blogging today, but I had a great time with some visiting family members...Show More Summary

Key Tweets from @MarkGraban Weeks of June 26 and July 3

Here’s the latest installment of “Key Tweets,” a (usually) weekly post that summarizes some of my tweets (or retweets) from the week, including pictures and other interesting stuff. You can follow me @MarkGraban and join the fun and the conversation, but you don’t need a Twitter account to view any of this. Show More Summary

I’m Speaking at @StuderGroup’s “What’s Right in Healthcare” 2017 Event

When I first shifted into healthcare in 2005, many people recommended the book Hardwiring Excellence by Quint Studer. I read it and posted a few thoughts about the book, from a then-partial reading, in early 2006: Reading “Hardwiring...Show More Summary

Is “Learn from Your Elders” Being Replaced With “Learn from Your Youth” in Healthcare?

Mark’s Note: Today’s guest post was written in partnership with the Society for Health Systems, an organization I highly recommend to those who work in healthcare improvement. I recommend and participate in their annual conference and I hope you’ll join us in the future. Show More Summary

What Were the 10 Most Read LeanBlog.org Posts of the First Half of 2017?

Thanks everybody for reading my blog here in 2017! It’s been an interesting year on the blog, as usual, and I appreciate you taking time out of your busy lives to read and participate in the discussion. I hope this site will continue to be a part of your life in the second half of 2017. I unveiled a new site design back in April. Show More Summary

On Blog Holiday through July 5

Hey everyone… I’m going to take a week off from the blog for the 4th of July holiday (a.k.a. Independence Day). Also… Happy Canada Day (July 1) to my friends up north too! My apologies for any national holidays I’m leaving out… See you...Show More Summary

7 Barriers to Patient Safety According to Dr. Donald J. Berwick

Last month, I saw this article from the publication Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN), where they summarized a speech given by the legendary Dr. Don Berwick at the National Patient Safety Foundation annual conference: Don Berwick’sShow More Summary

Speaking at the Lean Healthcare Exchange Event in Iowa

If you’re in Iowa or one of the nearby states, you might be interested in this event being held by the Iowa Lean Consortium: – The Lean Healthcare Exchange event on August 8th in Ankeny, Iowa. I’m honored to be attending for the day as the keynote speaker. Show More Summary

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