Lean HealthCare


The Most Energetic Area of Lean Practice

Posted on October 10, 2018 1:17 pm By admin in Lean HealthCare

James Womack: The Lean MovementWith the current activity to increase the minimum wage, we need to review what James Womack said in 2008 when he was reflecting on the progress of the Lean Movement: “One critical indicator is our success in extending lean thinking to new industries and activities. In recent years I have been […]

It begins and ends with the patient

Posted on July 20, 2018 12:50 am By admin in Lean HealthCare

www.lean.org. Lean Production Begins with LPPD by John Y. Shook Lean Product and Process Development  (Insert PATIENT everyplace you see CUSTOMER/ Lean Production isn’t just about the factory. It doesn’t even begin there and certainly doesn’t end there. It ends with the customer. Where does it begin? Also with the customer. But that pithy statement […]

Automatic if Doctor and Patient are totally in charge

Posted on April 3, 2018 5:19 am By admin in Lean HealthCare

There are many forces dealing with controlling health care costs. All efforts have failed. In fact, most of these efforts have increased health care costs and also eliminated essential care. This has caused a decrease in the Quality of Care (QOC), the purported reason for policing doctors and hospitals. Controlling health care costs from the […]

A Deductible and Co-payment on everything Medical

Posted on January 4, 2018 5:06 am By admin in Lean HealthCare

Some health insurance carriers still tout zero deductible or zero copayment as the best deal in medicine. But this best deal is just temporary because it leads to excessive healthcare costs because of overutilization. This then eventually will lead to increasing insurance cost. When money is no object, price does not matter. If price does […]

A high deduction plus a copay on every interface with health care

Posted on January 26, 2017 7:33 am By admin in Lean HealthCare

This is the sine quo non-that will provide lean health care and reduce the cost of total health care. Feedback . . . Subscribe MedicalTuesday . . . Subscribe HealthPlanUSA . . . The Future of Health Care Has to Be Lean, Efficient and Personal.

Practice Fusion

Posted on October 10, 2015 11:39 am By admin in Lean HealthCare

San Francisco-based ambulatory care electronic health record vendor Practice Fusion has laid off 75 employees, about a quarter of its work force, according to articles in Fast Company and TechCrunch. The personnel affected involved those in the engineering, product, marketing and customer success departments. The articles indicate that only mid- and lower-level staff, not executive personnel, […]

Practice Fusion, our premier Electronic Health Record is restructuring

Posted on July 10, 2015 11:25 am By admin in Lean HealthCare

San Francisco-based ambulatory care electronic health record vendor Practice Fusion has laid off 75 employees, about a quarter of its work force, according to articles in Fast Company and TechCrunch. The personnel affected involved those in the engineering, product, marketing and customer success departments. The articles indicate that only mid- and lower-level staff, not executive personnel, […]

Douglas Farrago MD, Editor, Creator & Founder

Posted on January 10, 2014 12:30 pm By admin in Lean HealthCare

SPEAKING HONESTLY AND OPENLY ABOUT OUR BROKEN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM The mission of Authentic Medicine is to rediscover how much the art of medicine means and allow us to reconnect to our roots once again. It is about fighting back against those things that are taking us away from the direct care of patients while still […]

Lean HealthCare requires defunding ObamaCare

Posted on June 19, 2011 1:47 pm By admin in Lean HealthCare

Viewpoints: ObamaCare should be defunded – now Sally Pipes – Special to THE BEE – Friday, Apr. 01, 2011 Last week, the Obama administration’s top lawyer, acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, asked the Supreme Court not to honor Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s request to fast-track his state’s constitutional challenge to the federal health care […]

Every industry is getting lean; we no longer have a choice

Posted on June 19, 2011 1:45 pm By admin in Lean HealthCare

David J. Gibson, M.D. Director, Clearway Health Solutions You may have missed reading a thought provoking article from Thomas Freedman in the NYT yesterday.  The article entitled Average Is Over (see attached below), is particularly relevant as it relates to the political debate that is evolving with a trajectory that is progressively being divorced from […]