Lean Blog Audio — Lean Healthcare Trip to China, Day 1, Part 2


Continuing from Part 1 of my post about my first day of my first China trip, I’d like to share more about the Lean healthcare conference and presentations that took place.In the next presentation from a Chinese hospital, the speaker started talking about the need to “improve [patient and employee] satisfaction through Lean management” and that “we have the same goals and purpose” as I expressed in my presentation… namely safety, quality, waiting times, cost, andemployee morale (SQDCM).

I had showed a “spaghetti diagram” in my talk, shown below, of a podiatrist running around an Illinois clinic searching for supplies (this was the walking required for ONE patient… 10 minutes of waste):

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