If you do a Google search for articles about Lean healthcare, you’ll get tons of options. Here are some articles that I like, written by some of the thought leaders and practitioners I respect and enjoy reading.
One article that’s a classic at this point was published in 2005 by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement:
Many organizations today still need to get this important message from the article:
“In order for lean principles to take root, leaders must first work to create an organizational culture that is receptive to lean thinking. The commitment to lean must start at the very top of the organization, and all staff should be involved in helping to redesign processes to improve flow and reduce waste.”