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Lean Management in Hospitals: the example of the Hospices civils de Lyon – 2-3 February 2017 – Lyon (France)

The Hospices Civils de Lyon and the French Hospital Federation organised on 2 and 3 February 2017 a HOPE study tour on Lean Management.

Created by Toyota in the 1970s, Lean Management is a method of organizing work that intends to improve production with fewer resources. To this end, Lean Management relies on the active participation of all stakeholders to optimize the overall performance of organizations and reduce waste.

While many French companies have already adopted lean management, what about the first experiments conducted in the French public hospitals?

This HOPE study tour was an opportunity for European professionals to discover a successful experience of Lean development in public hospitals on site.

Hospices civils de Lyon, the second largest university hospital in France, integrate all disciplines, and bring together 14 multidisciplinary or specialized establishments. They employ more than 22,000 professionals with the most advanced equipment.

In addition to meeting a number of management and field staff, this study tour made it possible to understand the contribution of Lean Management in hospitals and to cover the issues raised by its implementation in one of Europe largest university hospital group.

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