Author: David Haynes

Healthcare is going through a transformation. Obamacare is one of the changes. Other healthcare organizations are promoting the notion of "lean healthcare."

I had the chance to use a hospital touting lean healthcare. The hospital's goal was stated as "to provide a better user experience and reduce waste." Luckily, I was not the patient.

Without going into all the aspects of the experience, here are my observations/concerns:

Okay, so what is my point? If healthcare, with all its revenue sources, and in general, a fairly consistent and repetitive pre-operative process has these issues, how can other businesses have any chance of being 'leaner'?

It is not an easy journey, but  the reward is worth the effort.

This post was originally published on David’s blog Connecting the [Data]…

       David Haynes
David Haynes, NCARB, PMP, LEED AP
Ideate Director of Consulting

David is a Registered Architect, Project Management Certified Professional, who previously had his own architectural practice and was President of a commercial design–build construction company for 15 years. A graduate of University of Arizona, he has worked as an Architect, contractor, developer and as a national construction manager for a national retailer. David currently provides business process analysis, data integration, and change management solutions for AEC clients across the United States involved in the design and construction industry. Follow David on Twitter.