By J. Michael Rona Consulting Group LLC

Whereas there are increasingly more books in response to the Toyota creation process, or lean, excited about healthcare, there are only a few that element the instruments that make lean greater than only a state of mind and positioned the method into perform. in keeping with Hiroyuki Hirano's vintage five Pillars of the visible place of work and modeled after the Shingo Prize-winning Shopfloor sequence for Lean brands, 5S for Healthcare adopts a confirmed reader-friendly structure to impart the entire details had to comprehend and enforce this crucial lean method. It offers examples and cased stories in line with the stories of the principals concerned with the Rona Consulting team, who have been liable for the groundbreaking implementation of the Toyota construction method on the Virginia Mason scientific middle. Written to effectively support with hands-on implementation efforts, this quantity deals leading edge positive factors designed to enhance knowing and help software. This contains worthwhile how-to-steps and sensible examples taken at once from the healthcare undefined.

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The benefits to providers include a more pleasant workplace, greater job satisfaction, and an opportunity to provide creative input to the way your work should be done. The benefits to your organization include higher product quality, lower costs, increased patient satisfaction, lower turnover, and financial stability. REFLECTIONS Now that you have completed this chapter, take 5 minutes to think about these questions and to jot down your answers: ◾◾ What did you learn from reading this chapter that stands out as being particularly useful or interesting to you in healthcare?

How can you get this information? ◾◾ Who do you need to involve in this process? 1 Explanation of the First Pillar—Sort...................... 1 Introduction................................................ 2 Definition of the First Pillar......................... 3 The Key to the First Pillar........................... 4 Why Sort Is Important................................ 5 Problems Avoided by Implementing Sort..... 2 How to Implement Sort........................................ 1 Introduction................................................

8 Step 7: Document the Results of Red-Tagging Key Point Key Point As explained earlier, each organization has its own needs for documenting and reporting the movement, use, and value of equipment, medications, and supplies. Because of this, each organization needs to create its own system for logging and tracking necessary information as red-tagging takes place. The system may involve a written logbook in each department and in the central red-tag holding area. Or it may involve entering data from the red tags into a computer system.

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