A Byte of Health: Lean Thinking in Healthcare

Sep 15, 2023 - 52 min. read time

This episode takes a deep dive into Lean thinking and how they can be applied to tackling the urgent problems in healthcare. Lean or Lean thinking is a philosophy, a set of concepts and principles that help people and organizations become more efficient and bring more value and benefits to society.

Vinoy Vijayan
Medical Stakeholder Ambassador

A Byte of Health: Lean Thinking in Healthcare

Sep 15, 2023 - 52 min.

This episode takes a deep dive into Lean thinking and how they can be applied to tackling the urgent problems in healthcare. Lean or Lean thinking is a philosophy, a set of concepts and principles that help people and organizations become more efficient and bring more value and benefits to society.

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The guest on the episode is Roel Buyzen, COO at Byteflies. He’s a perfect person to turn to because he is someone who has thought deeply about the topic and has experience putting lean principles into action.

The conversation is in two parts.

In the first part, we will cover:

- Where lean thinking originated and its key concepts

- Identifying the 8 types of “waste” that lean thinking aims to reduce And in the second part, we’ll discuss specific examples of applying Lean to improve healthcare systems.

Additional Resources:

Check out the audio fragmentu at the bottom of the page. In this fragment, Roel & Vinoy discuss the books mentioned below.

The Gold Mine Trilogy 4 Book Set by Freddy Ballé and Michael Ballé

  1. The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer by Jeffrey K Liker.

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The Gold Mine Trilogy 4 Book Set - Lean Enterprise Institute

Save $40 when you buy this as a set! ($115 total when books are purchased separately)This 4 Book Set includes: The Gold Mine, The Lean Manager: A Novel of Lean Transformation, Lead With Respect, Learn the true power of lean: developing people through a rigorous application of proven tools and methods, and The Gold Mine Trilogy Study Guide.

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The guest on the episode is Roel Buyzen, COO at Byteflies. He’s a perfect person to turn to because he is someone who has thought deeply about the topic and has experience putting lean principles into action.

The conversation is in two parts.

In the first part, we will cover:

- Where lean thinking originated and its key concepts

- Identifying the 8 types of “waste” that lean thinking aims to reduce And in the second part, we’ll discuss specific examples of applying Lean to improve healthcare systems.

Additional Resources:

Check out the audio fragmentu at the bottom of the page. In this fragment, Roel & Vinoy discuss the books mentioned below.

The Gold Mine Trilogy 4 Book Set by Freddy Ballé and Michael Ballé

  1. The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer by Jeffrey K Liker.

Lean Enterprise Institute

The Gold Mine Trilogy 4 Book Set - Lean Enterprise Institute

Save $40 when you buy this as a set! ($115 total when books are purchased separately)This 4 Book Set includes: The Gold Mine, The Lean Manager: A Novel of Lean Transformation, Lead With Respect, Learn the true power of lean: developing people through a rigorous application of proven tools and methods, and The Gold Mine Trilogy Study Guide.

Est. reading time

1 minute

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