CASE STUDY - In the past two years, the Consorci Sanitari del Garraf, a 433-bed public healthcare organization near Barcelona, experienced a lean turnaround. Basing her reflections on LGN's Lean Transformation Model, Cristina Fontcuberta Adalid of the Instituto Lean Management gives us an overview of the key building blocks of the transformation, of the approach followed from the very beginning, and of the results achieved up to now.
ARTICLE - Lean thinking draws inspiration and has the ability to learn from a variety of sources, and this is perhaps one of the reasons why it's been able to adapt so well to applications in so many environments. And sometimes the greatest learnings are hidden in unexpected places. Ever wondered what acupuncture and lean have in common?
CASE STUDY - What does having a new “true north” mean? Following a merger with a large healthcare group, Brazil-based outpatient cancer treatment center Instituto de Oncologia do Vale is looking at ways to seamlessly spread its successful lean management system to new operations and facilities.
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