KaiNexus’ Announces 2nd Edition of Award-Winning Book “Lean Hospitals"

KaiNexus, a web-based software company that makes improvement easier for healthcare organizations, announced today the release of the revised second edition of the book "Lean Hospitals" by Mark Graban, the company’s Chief Improvement Officer.
 
 
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Dec. 7, 2011 - PRLog -- DALLAS – KaiNexus, a web-based software company that makes improvement easier for healthcare organizations, announced today the release of the revised second edition of the book Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement, authored by Mark Graban, the company’s Chief Improvement Officer.

The book was originally published by Productivity Press in August 2008 and was awarded a prestigious Research and Professional Publication Award by the Shingo Prize. Lean Hospitals has often appeared in the #1 sales position in Amazon.com’s Healthcare Administration category. The first edition is being translated into seven languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Turkish, and Thai.

The updated and revised second edition includes updated data from leading healthcare organizations that are using the “lean” improvement methodology, an approach that is based on the famed Toyota Production System. The new edition also includes new case studies and new material on additional Lean management practices that are being used in healthcare around the world. The book also introduces healthcare readers to the concept of “kaizen” or small, daily continuous improvements that are driven by frontline staff and their managers, following the scientific method.

“The success of my book’s first edition goes to show how ‘lean’ is spreading throughout healthcare, for the benefit of patients, staff members and physicians, and the long-term financial stability of healthcare organizations,” said Graban, adding, “As countries around the world face rapidly increasing costs and pressures to improve quality and patient safety, the continued adoption of ‘lean’ will help provide better patient care that is more affordable and more accessible.”

Gregory Jacobson, MD, co-founder and CEO of KaiNexus said, “We are excited to see the publication of this new edition, as the improvement methodology that is built into KaiNexus’ software, is completely compatible with the ‘lean healthcare’ approach.” He added, “Our company and our product is founded on the ‘kaizen’ style of staff-driven continuous improvement and that is, of course, a core pillar of ‘lean’ in all industries,” added Jacobson.


About Mark Graban
Mark Graban is a consultant, author, keynote speaker, and blogger in the world of “Lean Healthcare.” In addition to his first book, “Lean Hospitals,” Mark has also co-authored a new book, titled “Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements,” due out in April 2012. He is the founder and lead blogger and podcaster at LeanBlog.org, started in January 2005. Mark is a popular speaker at conferences and private healthcare meetings. He has guest lectured at schools including MIT and Wharton and has served as a faculty member for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He has been quoted and interviewed in many publications, including Health Affairs and the New York Times.For more information, visit http://www.MarkGraban.com or http://www.LeanHospitalsBook.com.

About KaiNexus
Founded in 2009, KaiNexus “makes improvement easier” for healthcare by facilitating communication throughout the entire organization with its web-based technology.  KaiNexus helps initiate, manage, and spread ideas that come from clinicians and front-line staff, streamlining the management process required for continuous improvement to thrive.  It is built for the realities of today’s complex healthcare organizations, helping better facilitate staff and physician-driven continuous improvement efforts.

The KaiNexus platform has been in beta use by multiple departments throughout the Vanderbilt University Medical Center since early 2011, after participating in the development of early versions since 2005.   KaiNexus is in the process of rolling out to several other large organizations. Today, KaiNexus software is commercially available for healthcare organizations of any size, in any location.

For more information, visit http://www.KaiNexus.com or check out KaiNexus on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Contact Information
Website: www.KaiNexus.com
Email: info@KaiNexus.com
Phone: (469) 454-8055

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Founded in 2009, KaiNexus “makes improvement easier” for healthcare by facilitating communication throughout the entire organization with its web-based technology.
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