Healthcare iPad app focuses on Lean management practices

A new healthcare app for the iPad, based on the Lean management system made popular in manufacturing, aims to teach operations professionals in healthcare how to streamline processes and save money.

By Healthcare Facilities Today

A new healthcare app for the iPad is based on the Lean management system. Practical Lean for Healthcare educates users on what the Lean management system is and provides training and case studies showing how the system can be used in healthcare. The app also has an interactive assessment tool.

According to the app, "Lean Healthcare is the adaptation of the Toyota Production System to clinical and non-clinical processes in hospitals, clinics and physician group practices." Todd Sperl of Lean Fox Solutions developed the app after loosing his job at St. John Providence Health System through downsizing, according to an article in HuntingtonWoods-BerkleyPatch. Sperl had been a manager of workforce assessment and performance improvement for the health system. The app is available for $3.99 at the Apple App Store.

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January 24, 2013

Topic Area: Facility Operations , Information Technology

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