Monday, October 17, 2011

Oregon Nurses Use "Lean" Technique To Cut Waste, Improve Care

This past weekend, Nick Budnick, reporting for The Oregonian, detailed a new technique Oregon nurses are implementing to curb patient falls. The technique, loosely based on lean manufacturing techniques made popular by Japanese carmakers, has already cut waste, improved efficiency and will save one nursing unit over 250 labor hours in the upcoming year. This technique has become so successful that it is now being developed for hospitals in Alaska, Canada, Washington, California and Colorado.

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