Lean implementation problems in the healthcare system: A case study conducted at Torsby hospital
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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
Lean, Definition, lean challenges, lean tools and technique, Implementation, healthcare system, lean problems, Torsby hospital
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29557Local ID: FE:11OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-29557DiVA: diva2:656862
Subject / course
Industrial Engineering and Management, Master of Science
Master Programme in Business Administration