PRLog - Feb. 11, 2013 - Dean Bliss, a Lean Healthcare Coach for the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative and a board member of the Iowa Lean Consortium, discussed what it takes to create and sustain these before mentioned initiatives. Dean assists healthcare organizations in learning and applying continuous improvement activities and philosophy. He is an original member of the IHC’s Lean workgroup, which has conducted statewide Lean healthcare conferences and Lean learning opportunities since 2005.
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Dean joined IHC in August 2011, after 6 years working in healthcare in various Lean consultant roles and 25 years at Rockwell Collins, an aerospace and communications electronics company. In addition to his Lean and healthcare knowledge, Dean has gained experience in areas including Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Facilities management. Dean has spoken at numerous Lean conferences and seminars throughout the country.
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