Coming Events - Vermont Lean Healthcare

On May 11, nationally acclaimed author Naida Grunden will be the guest speaker at the "Vermont Lean Healthcare Forum" events being hosted at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington from 9-10:30 a.m. and at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont from 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Grunden's book, The Pittsburgh Way to Efficient Healthcare, describes the work of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, a small nonprofit organization established by medical, business, and civic leaders to address health care safety and quality issues in southwestern Pennsylvania.

In 2001, PRHI began to pilot the use of Toyota-based principles (Lean) in health care. These are the same principles VMEC has been applying in manufacturing across Vermont for the past 13 years.

Go to http://www.vmec.org/workshops to sign up at no cost.

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