By Chinweike I. Eseonu, Oregon State University – A reader sent us this graphic with statistics on hospital safety. We wonder what impact a top-down continuous improvement culture might have on some of these error rates.
By: Lukasz Mazur, PhD and Marianne Jackson, MD: I have recently participated on a conference call with Lean Healthcare experts around the country during which it was debated if we really have a unifying definition of “what is Lean Healthcare?” Initially, this came to me… Read More
By Lukasz Mazur, PhD Are you responsible for creating value for your healthcare organization? Or are you a researcher interested in ‘Lean’ or ‘High Reliability Organizations (HROs)’? If the answer is yes, you might find this on-line resource useful – please check out the following… Read More
By Wendy Laing. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics recently announced that nearly 3.1 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported among private industry employers in 2010, resulting in an incidence rate of 3.5 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers –… Read More