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Mark Graban
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A new workshop / conference that Joe and I are hosting in April... check it out:
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Want to see this culture of continuous improvement in person? Come to our first on-site workshop at Franciscan St. Francis Health: https://www.universe.com/events/kaizen-on-site-experience-franciscan-st-francis-tickets-indianapolis-CLZ8F
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As we approach the 5th anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, I'm reminded of my friend Russell Maroni's pictures and journal that I helped him publish http://www.leanblog.org/haiti/
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New video, blog post coming tomorrow at http://www.leanblog.org 
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It's great to see, in that first department, that they've implemented such a high percentage of their ideas. That's a sign of a healthy improvement methodology.
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My most recent article on LinkedIn
Most companies have it all wrong. They don’t have to motivate their employees. They have to stop demotivating them.” - Often attributed to the late W. Edwards DemingI believe strongly that most everybody wants to do quality work. This was true at General Motors 20 years ago and it's been what I've seen in healthcare over the last ten years.People want to feel pride and joy in what they do. They want to work in a system that allows them to do grea...
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The ED improvement of having cell phone chargers available -- I've had a client of mine come up with the same idea in another hospital ED. Imagine how powerful it would be to have a widely available database of improvement ideas that hospitals could use to share and learn. I'm sure each ED has the creativity to come up with this idea based on their own customer feedback, but I wonder how it would help to share ideas... we don't want to shortcut people's learning and sharing ideas shouldn't be a replacement for thinking, but maybe there's a happy balance?
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Lean Healthcare Consultant and Author, Chief Improvement Officer at KaiNexus
Employment
  • KaiNexus
    Chief Improvement Officer, 2011 - present
  • Constancy, Inc.
    President, 2010 - present
  • Lean Enterprise Institute
    Senior Fellow, 2009 - 2011
  • Healthcare Value Network (Lean Enterprise Institute)
    Director of Communications & Technology, 2010 - 2011
  • Honeywell
    Lean Expert, 2004 - 2005
  • Factory Logic
    Senior Consutant, 2000 - 2004
  • Dell Computer
    Supply Chain Management Engineer, 1999 - 2000
  • General Motors
    Industrial Engineer, 1995 - 1997
  • Johnson & Johnson - ValuMetrix Services
    Senior Consultant, 2005 - 2009
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Grayban, Graben, Grabon
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Author, consultant, speaker, blogger
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Author, speaker, blogger, lean healthcare consultant.
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Holder of 2 U.S. Patents
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  • MIT
  • Northwestern University