Japan gemba visit: Lean in hospitals

July 16, 2015 32

It has been surprising to me since moving to Japan six months ago to learn that very few hospitals and health systems are using Lean or the Toyota Production System principles in their operations. Japan […]

Overview of the Japanese Healthcare System

March 4, 2015 6

I recently attended a two-day class for newcomers to Tokyo. One of the speakers was a British general practitioner who lives and practices in Tokyo. He gave a brief overview of the Japanese healthcare system […]

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