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Lean Management implementation in medical environment and training importance

Cristina Veres, Miklos-Marius Veres, Mihai Anitei and Adrian Pisla
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Cristina Veres: George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Targu Mures
Miklos-Marius Veres: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
Mihai Anitei: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
Adrian Pisla: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

Romanian Journal of Economics, 2021, vol. 53, issue 2(62), 78-90

Abstract: As a stronger orientation towards the services providers, in the last three decades Lean Management offered viable solutions also in the medical field as a strategy to improve performance and reduce losses, streamlining the overall activity. Reduction of patient waiting time, improvement of patient flow time, reduced walking distance, reduced required space, optimization of resources usage, reduced inventories, increasing safety, increased productivity and reduced human errors are important effects of Lean Management introduction in the medical field. In the current challenging conditions, as a manager of a medical unit, hospital, clinic, or private medical office it’s extremely important to implement the best practice in the field. The paper develops the subject of Lean Management implementation in the medical environment, highlighting the training importance in this process and outlining the main features to ensure an adequate Lean training, considering the studied literature and our experience after providing Lean training in a Romanian histopathology laboratory.

Keywords: Lean management; training; clinics; medical staff; continuous improvement; outsourcing; healthcare (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I10 M53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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