Lean transformation in health care: Interview with Simpler's Marc Hafer

Simpler has built a strong business by applying the Toyota Production System to a variety of organizations under the label of “lean transformation.” In recent years the firm has extended into the hospital market –even though it is a long way from the automobile business. In this podcast interview, Simpler CEO Marc Hafer discusses:

  • How hospitals are using lean transformation to improve
  • Differences between hospitals, industrial organizations, and governmental entities in deploying lean techniques
  • Key success factors for transformation
  • The strong impetus for hospital improvement provided by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Marc’s book, Simpler Healthcare lays out the concepts in more detail.

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