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Books

Aherne, J. and Whelton, J. (2010) Applying Lean in Healthcare: a Collection of International Case Studies, CRC Press << check your library >>

International case studies demonstrating improvements in a variety of healthcare settings across the world. [Last checked: 16/01/17]

Eaton, M. (2009) Lean for Practitioners: an Introduction for Healthcare Organisations (2nd ed), Ecademy << check your library >>

Written as a starter guide for those involved in delivering Lean in healthcare organisations, covering tools, theory and practice. [Last checked: 16/01/17]

Eaton, M. (2013) The Lean Practitioner’s Handbook, Kogan Page << check your library >>

Practical resource for anyone preparing for, implementing or evaluating lean activities covering key areas such as aspects of a lean programme, scoping a programme, value stream mapping, rapid improvement events etc. [Last checked: 16/01/17]

Furterer, S.L. (2014) Lean Six Sigma Case Studies in the Healthcare Enterprise, Springer << check your library >>

Provides a detailed description of how to apply Lean Six Sigma in healthcare, with emphasis on process improvement and operations management. [Last checked: 16/01/17]

Graban, M. (2012) Lean Hospital: Improving Quality, Patient Safety and Employee Engagement (2nd ed), Productivity Press << check your library >>

Explains how to use Lean management to improve safety, quality, access and morale whilst reducing costs. [Last checked: 16/01/17]

Hines, P. (2010) Staying Lean: Thriving Not Just Surviving (2nd ed), CRC Press << check your library >>

Explains how to create and sustain a lean business following the journey of Cogent Power. [Last checked: 16/01/17]

Huber, J. (2011) Lean Library Management: Eleven Strategies for Reducing Costs and Improving Customer Services, Neal-Schuman << check your library >>

Shows how to apply lean principles and practices to save time and money. [Last checked: 16/01/17]

Jackson, L.J. (2013) Kaizen Workshops for Lean Healthcare, CRC Press << check your library >>

Describes what a kaizen event is and details all the phases for implementing continuous improvement practices. [Last checked: 16/01/17]

Rona Consulting Group and Productivity Press (2015) The Lean Healthcare Dictionary: an Illustrated Guide to Using the Language of Lean Management in Healthcare, CRC Press << check your library >>

Defines essential lean and healthcare terms. [Last checked: 16/01/17]

Ebooks

Jefferies, H. et al (2011) Leading the Lean Healthcare Journey, Productivity Press << check your library >>

Discusses ways to transform key personnel into change agents and engage all staff in a patient focussed culture with stories from healthcare organisations change agents. [Last checked: 16/01/17]

Pisek, P. (2014) Accelerating Health Care Transformation with Lean and Innovation: the Virginia Mason Experience, CRC Press  << check your library >>

Describes implementation of lean at Virginia Mason Medical Center. [Last checked: 16/01/17]

Journals

Lean Management Journal

Leading publication on lean and continuous improvement offering in-depth analysis, comment, case studies and reviews. [Last checked: 16/01/17]

International Journal of Lean Thinking

Publishes high quality original papers that contribute to the methodology of management engineering, lean manufacturing and to the theory and practice of decision making. [Last checked: 16/01/17]

International Journal of Lean Six Sigma

Publishes original, empirical and review papers, case studies and theoretical frameworks or models related to Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. [Last checked: 16/01/16]