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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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How Lean Implemented?

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  • Executive Staff assigned to system areas or value streams.
  • Lean Facilitators assigned to value streams (3 FTE then 8 FTE).
  • 50 mid managers and clinical personnel Lean trained as "Lean Belts".
  • Projects identified by mapping the flow of a value stream.
  • Rapid Improvement Events (RIEs), where teams of 6-8 people map scope of process, eliminate waste in process and pilot new process during this week long event.

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