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Below are examples of Michigan Quality System (MQS) improvement work taking place around the health system.


Improving Safety for Patients on Warfarin Therapy (Apr. 9, 2014)

Domino's Farms Surgery Pre-Op Clinic Adopts Michigan Quality System's Lean in Daily Work System (Jan. 14, 2013)

Anatomic Pathology's Lean Learning Path (Dec. 20, 2012)

Standardizing Patient Education Materials: Singing from the Same Songbook (Sep. 19, 2012)



Using Lean Principles to Manage Throughput on an Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. (Chiodo, A. et al. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2012, 91:977-983.)

Lean Management in Academic Surgery. (Collar, R.M. et al. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2012, 214:928-946.)

The Application of Lean Thinking to the Care of Patients with Bone and Brain Metastasis with Radiation Therapy. (Kim, C.S. et al. Journal of Oncology Practice. July, 2007, 3(4):189-193.)

Lean Health Care: What Can Hospitals Learn from a World-Class Automaker? (Kim, C.S. et al. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2006, 1:191-199.)

Implementation of Lean Thinking: One Health System's Journey. (Kim, C.S. et al. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety. August, 2009, 35(8):406-413.)

Applying Lean Techniques to Improve the Patient Scheduling Process. (Wojtys, E.M. et al. Journal of Healthcare Quality. 2009, 31(3):10-16.)



The Lean in Daily Work Model

Radiation Oncology Projects

Lean Orthopaedics Project


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