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Wanted in health care: Lean experts with a broad perspective

Alain Antierens (UGent) , Dimitri Beeckman (UGent) , Sofie Verhaeghe (UGent) and Ann Van Hecke (UGent)
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Aim: To reflect on Lean experts' perspective on components of Lean management in health care and its implications for practice. Background: The involvement of Lean experts is one of the key succes factors of a sustainable Lean transformation in health care. Methods: Thirteen Lean experts participated in two focus groups. They all had experience in the implementation of Lean in healthcare organizations. Results: Lean experts all seem to have a unique perspective on Lean management in health care. Experts without a healthcare degree appear to focus more on the entire management system, where experts with a nursing degree seem to concentrate more on the soft Lean principles. Conclusion: It seems plausible their professional background appears to have an influence. Implications for Nursing Management: In selecting a Lean expert, nurse managers may want to gauge what elements the Lean expert tends to emphasize. It seems plausible to opt for a Lean expert without a healthcare degree to accomplish the Lean transformation as they have a broader view on Lean. It may also be useful for managers to involve several Lean experts, all with complementary perspectives and backgrounds.
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Leadership and Management

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Antierens, Alain, Dimitri Beeckman, Sofie Verhaeghe, and Ann Van Hecke. 2019. “Wanted in Health Care: Lean Experts with a Broad Perspective.” Journal of Nursing Management.
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Antierens, A., Beeckman, D., Verhaeghe, S., & Van Hecke, A. (2019). Wanted in health care: Lean experts with a broad perspective. Journal of Nursing Management.
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Antierens A, Beeckman D, Verhaeghe S, Van Hecke A. Wanted in health care: Lean experts with a broad perspective. Journal of Nursing Management. Wiley; 2019;
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Antierens, Alain et al. “Wanted in Health Care: Lean Experts with a Broad Perspective.” Journal of Nursing Management (2019): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {Aim: To reflect on Lean experts' perspective on components of Lean management in health care and its implications for practice.
Background: The involvement of Lean experts is one of the key succes factors of a sustainable Lean transformation in health care.
Methods: Thirteen Lean experts participated in two focus groups. They all had experience in the implementation of Lean in healthcare organizations.
Results: Lean experts all seem to have a unique perspective on Lean management in health care. Experts without a healthcare degree appear to focus more on the entire management system, where experts with a nursing degree seem to concentrate more on the soft Lean principles.
Conclusion: It seems plausible their professional background appears to have an influence. Implications for Nursing Management: In selecting a Lean expert, nurse managers may want to gauge what elements the Lean expert tends to emphasize. It seems plausible to opt for a Lean expert without a healthcare degree to accomplish the Lean transformation as they have a broader view on Lean. It may also be useful for managers to involve several Lean experts, all with complementary perspectives and backgrounds.},
  author       = {Antierens, Alain and Beeckman, Dimitri and Verhaeghe, Sofie and Van Hecke, Ann},
  issn         = {0966-0429},
  journal      = {Journal of Nursing Management},
  keywords     = {Leadership and Management},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Wiley},
  title        = {Wanted in health care: Lean experts with a broad perspective},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12784},
  year         = {2019},
}

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