What is lean?
At CLEAR, We have implemented a working definition of lean to aid us in ensuring that we are able to accurately identify and critically evaluate Lean process improvement initiatives. We define lean as
The development of a culture that enables an overall management system to create value for customers by eliminating waste and solves problems through the daily application of the scientific method in creating standard work. The end result is improved quality and lower cost for the patient (increased value).
The vision of CLEAR is to transform healthcare delivery by providing the knowledge to help organizations eliminate waste and create greater value resulting in the continuous improvement of patients’ outcomes and experience of care, population health, and reduced growth in the cost of care.
CLEAR’s mission is to conduct timely, relevant, and actionable research on Lean whole system transformation initiatives in healthcare.