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Lean Culture Improves Engagement and Productivity
Railway supply leader Vossloh describes the culture change and breakthrough improvements achieved through the Simpler approach to Lean.
Industrial Manufacturer Ingersoll Rand Aims for Breakthrough Improvements
Learn more about Ingersoll Rand's journey toward enterprise transformation through cultural and operational improvements using the Simpler Business System® (SBS). Over a five-year period, SBS helped Ingersoll Rand generate more than $300 million in savings, representing more than a 25:1 return on investment.
UK Police and Simpler make news with cost-saving Lean Transformation
We brought our considerable experience with various military branches to the UK?s police, helping them continue to provide protection in the face of tough budget challenges.
Royal National Lifeboat Institution
We helped a nonprofit lifeboat building organization adopt Lean commercial manufacturing practices, reducing production time, increasing output and making the most of the donations they rely on for their invaluable work.
New York City's Health and Hospitals Corporation makes Lean breakthroughs systemwide
A collaborative Rapid Improvement program inspires hope and collaboration among staff members, hospitals and boroughs to improve patient care, staff satisfaction and revenue capture.
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust improves patient throughput, care with Lean
One of the largest children?s hospitals in Europe, Alder Hey was plagued with long waits for patients, long stays and stressed staff. We helped streamline patient ?ow, reducing length of stay, allowing the hospital to treat more patients and improving staff satisfaction.
Simpler Design System
Mike Chamberlain and Jon Armstrong discuss how the Simpler Design System and Innovation enable companies to save time and money in getting high-quality products to market across the manufacturing, high-tech, medical device and pharmaceutical industries.
The Simpler Healthcare podcast presents a unique opportunity for healthcare leaders to hear from industry experts on the benefits and challenges of implementing Lean Enterprise Transformation and achieving breakthrough outcomes.Meet the Experts
John Gallagher started his lean journey nearly 25 years ago. As a Simpler Innovation Practice Executive Coach, John works with c-suite and executive leadership to continuously improve the cost, quality, and delivery of healthcare.
Dr. George Palma joined Simpler as Medical Director after having invested 34 years in the medical industry. Since joining Simpler, Dr. Palma has worked with dozens of healthcare clients in achieving high levels of physician engagement in the Lean transformation and in providing executive support.
John Gallagher and Dr. George Palma tackle the tough subject of palliative care. Why are we so hesitant to talk about it? How does it fit into the overall continuum of care? What can healthcare providers do to get patients more involved in palliative care decisions?Download Audio | Download Transcript
The goal of the shift to value-based payments is to help healthcare organizations achieve the IHI Triple Aim. But is it working? John Gallagher and Dr. George Palma discuss the challenges of moving to a value-based system, and how a Lean perspective can help hospitals and health systems improve — regardless of the payment model they use.Download Audio | Download Transcript
Retail medicine is here to stay, and traditional healthcare organizations need to understand the threat that poses to their businesses. In this episode, John Gallagher and Dr. George Palma discuss the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to retail medicine to examine how the healthcare industry must change in order to compete.Download Audio | Download Transcript
What is individual health? What is population health? What does effective population health management look like? John Gallagher and Dr. George Palma explore the answers to these questions and investigate the four major barriers healthcare organizations face in providing quality population care.Download Audio | Download Transcript
John Gallagher and Dr. George Palma talk about the progress being made by accountable care organizations (ACOs), from both a financial and a quality perspective. They break down the five main indicators that ACOs are succeeding in achieving the IHI Triple Aim, and discuss how Lean management can give healthcare organizations the agility to adapt to constant changes.Download Audio | Download Transcript
Thoughts of a Lean Sensei
Chris Cooper, one of Simpler’s most ardent Lean students and respected teachers, has over 25 years of leadership experience in the delivery of successful large-scale Lean transformations across a broad range of industries and countries.
Paul DeChant, MD, MBA
Returning Joy to Patient Care through Lean Transformation
Drawing on his experience leading a Lean transformation and coaching other leaders on the journey, DeChant provides insights on Lean’s potential to drive the “Triple Aim + One”, with a special focus on preventing and healing caregiver burnout.
Gene Lindsey, MD
Lindsey focuses on Lean and other strategic consideration for those interested the journey to healthcare transformation in the image of the Triple Aim. The blog posts are extracted from Lindsey’s weekly letter “Healthcare Musings.”