Jim Womack: “Tipping Point” for Lean Healthcare?

By Mark Graban,  Senior Fellow at the Lean Enterprise Institute. Source: LeanBlog.

Mark Graban

I’m still catching up on things I wanted to blog about related to our Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit that we held June 9 and 10. It was an amazing event and something we’re looking forward to duplicating – improving and expanding – in 2011 (click for the Healthcare Value Leaders main page that has a link for registering for more information).

In conjunction with the Summit, Jim Womack published his most recent e-letter titled “The Tipping Point?”

Since LEI doesn’t really have an easy way for readers to comment publicly about the e-letters, I’ll take initiative to open that discussion here, since I’m curious to hear what people’s reactions were.

Jim ended his letter with this:

Despite the hurdles ahead I’m now hopeful that the availability of proved lean methods will push providers past the tipping point on the journey to lean healthcare, now that all the easy fixes have failed and there is no other option.

What do you say?

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