21 Sep '11, 7pm

Build your hospital lean, build a lean hospital...

For years, lean management systems (often referred to as the Toyota Way) have been transforming the way hospitals and healthcare organizations approach their work, helping deliver patient-centered care with greater efficiency, less waste and a reduced environmental footprint. These principles are increasingly being extended to the design and renovation of healthcare facilities to create physical environments that support and enhance evolving lean organizational cultures. The lean design process, with a methodical focus on reducing excess and waste while improving human experience, typically results in more flexible and efficient buildings that consume fewer resources over time.

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/lean-is-green?WT.rss_f=ED%...

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