Official Launch of Leading Edge Group Lean Healthcare Book

(17 Jun 2010)

The European book launch for Applying Lean in Healthcare: A Collection of International Case Studies was held recently at the Royal College of Physicians, Dublin, Ireland. The guest speaker was Dr. James Reilly Irish opposition spokesperson for Health and Children.

The publication presents a first-hand account of how Lean principles can be implemented in healthcare and includes a host of practical tips for overcoming everyday obstacles in a healthcare system through a variety of different international case studies. The book is co-edited by Joe Aherne and John Whelton of the Leading Edge Group and features a foreword by Jeffrey Clothier MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Applying Lean in Healthcare demonstrates how honest appraisal, intelligent planning, and vigilant follow-up have led to dramatic improvements in a variety of healthcare settings across the world. It teaches us how innovative organizations can find sustainable solutions to seemingly intractable problems by following a path guided by Lean Thinking. Lean methods may not solve every healthcare problem, but as these cases prove, changing a culture rather than personnel results in more effective sustainable change.

The book is published by CRC Press. Based in Florida, USA and part of the Taylor & Francis Group, CRC Press is a premier global publisher of technical and scientific work.


Dr James O Reilly and Leading Edge

                            Dr. James Reilly TD and Joe Aherne CEO Leading Edge Group at the book launch

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