Implementing Lean in Hospital IT Departments

Increasing Capacity Without Paying for It

Successful Practice | Douglas Thompson | July 23, 2012

Lean is the most commonly used performance improvement method in health care today. CIOs should become familiar with Lean philosophy and methods to better support process improvement in other departments, understand data requirements throughout the organization, and manage performance in the IT department. Used properly, Lean methods can increase IT department capacity and service quality without increasing IT budgets.

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