What is Lean Thinking?

Lean Thinking is a method of manufacturing techniques developed by the Toyota Motor Company during the 1940’s. It is an attempt to promote the creation of flow in processes and the removal of wasteful activities that do not directly improve the product.  Interest is growing in the potential utility of Lean Thinking in the healthcare system, where there is a growing urgency to improve the flow of patients through hospitals and health services. Lean Thinking is characterised by focusing on what is of value to the ‘customer’, otherwise known as the patient.

What is a Rapid Improvement Event?

Is a unique structured workshop that brings key stakeholders together to explore common opportunities and cross-pollinate potential solutions in a very timely way. If you want to kickstart innovation within two days this is the method for you.  Rapid Improvement Events (PDF)