Quality improvement in an academic organization: A lean approach
Becky S. Walters, MSN, FNP-BC, CWCN; Pamela M. Aaltonen, PhD, RN; Kristen F. Kirby, MSN, RN, FNP-C; Karen J. Foli, PhD, MSN, RN; Vicki L. Simpson, PhD, RN
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Lean is a type of quality improvement philosophy/methodology developed originally by the Toyota Production System as a means of improving the automotive assembly process. More recently Lean principles have been adapted for use in health care settings. Similar to manufacturing processes, health care organizations must rely on multiple, complex processes to deliver a product (care) and provide value to customers (health care consumers). Waste in both systems decreases value. Within an educational organization, the orientation of TAs becomes important at a micro level (student instruction) and macro level (mission of the organization). As educational leaders, we describe a Lean approach to strengthening TA orientation and reducing waste and inconsistency.
Leadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
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