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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Purpose of Lean Implementation

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  • Continued rise in health care costs and uninsured.
  • Reduction and uncertainty in health care resources.
  • Workforce shortages.
  • Need to improve patient safety/quality.
  • Silos of care and communication.
  • Almost every health care process includes non-value added activities.
  • Lean philosophy and tools can be readily understood by all employees.
  • Was driven by healthcare system leadership.

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