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Lean implementation problems in the healthcare system: A case study conducted at Torsby hospital
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis is a case study conducted at the Torsby hospital, medicine department in

Torsby, Sweden. The hospital has some financial, communication, and process

standardizing problems and was aiming to solve them by implementing lean strategies.

The data for this study were collected through structured interviews and observations

in the hospital. A thorough discussion of the information gathered from the interviews

and the observations made are presented related to the theoretical frame of the study.

The findings of this study showed that the lean concept is actually applicable to the

healthcare system except for some problems that may affect the success of the lean

implementation process in the hospital. By removing or fixing these problems, the

hospital can reap the benefits of the implementation process. This study presents and

discusses problems in question and suggests some relevant solutions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 41 p.
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099
Keyword [en]
Lean, Definition, lean challenges, lean tools and technique, Implementation, healthcare system, lean problems, Torsby hospital
National Category
Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29557Local ID: FE:11OAI: diva2:656862
Subject / course
Industrial Engineering and Management, Master of Science
Educational program
Master Programme in Business Administration
Available from: 2013-10-28 Created: 2013-10-17 Last updated: 2013-10-29Bibliographically approved

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