We’ve added a new Case Studies section to the Resources section of the website. The first included report was published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in 2014. Guided by a conceptual framework developed by the American Institutes for Research for this project, the report provides in depth case studies of five healthcare organizations at varying stages of lean implementation. The case studies detail 13 distinct lean projects across the organizations, allowing additional examination of lean implementation in a range of contexts within healthcare organizations. Data was collected via site visits, in-person and telephone interviews, digital diaries, and document collection and abstraction. Read the full report HERE.
Report citation: Carman KL, Paez K, Stephens J, et al. Improving Care Delivery Through Lean: Implementation Case Studies. Prepared under contract HHSA290200600019. AHRQ Publication No. 13(15)-0056. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; November 2014.