Value Stream Mapping is a necessary Lean tool, and the basis for an improvement plan in the OR and throughout the hospital. This book guides you through the process of creating a Value Stream Map.
Upon completing this book, staff will be well equipped to participate in Value Stream Mapping projects based on Lean principles. One of the first steps in a Lean initiative is the development of several Value Stream Maps, flowcharts that document all of the processes required to deliver a product or service from start to finish. A hospital will have many different value streams that will need to be developed, including the work done in the OR. The course discusses the steps to creating a Current State map, a Future State map, and a Master Plan to achieve the future state.
Leonardo Group Americas LLC is a leader in the application of Lean methods in hospitals. Lean is best known in manufacturing companies like Toyota, but it increasingly is being adapted by hospitals in the US and in many other countries. Richard Rahn, one of the authors of this book, said “Creating a map of a hospital Value Stream, and then identifying improvements and creating a master plan for change, is one of the most empowering and eye-opening things that a hospital professional can do. VSM is a tool that everyone involved with Lean in hospitals needs to know.”
The principals of Leonardo Group Americas, Richard D. Rahn and Gerard Leone, are the authors of several books on the subject of Lean in hospitals, including Lean in the OR, Supplies Management in the OR, Quick Changeover in the OR, Value Stream Mapping in the OR, Lean Training Games in the OR, and Roadmap for the Lean Hospital. They are also authors of the comprehensive online training course Lean in the OR Certificate Course, and the Introduction to the Lean Hospital Certificate Course.
Value Stream Mapping in the OR
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