WEBINAR: Standardizations Everyone Will Agree With (Aug. 16)

Standardization is sometimes seen from two extremes: a limitation of clinical autonomy that prevents people from using their best judgement to care for patients, or a technique that helps to ensure the application of best evidence, effective teamwork and communication, and consistency.

In this webinar, Mark Graban, internationally-recognized expert of “Lean healthcare” and continuous improvement, will explore the meaning of work standards and standardized work, as explained by Toyota and the Lean methodology. He will share examples from health care that help us:

• Strike the balance between too little standardization and too much standardization;
• Understand the balance between too much rigidity and too much flexibility in a process;
• Learn how standardization is meant to be temporary, until things are improved and re-standardized; and
• Understand the role that front-line staff should play in defining standardization and ideas for improvement.

We hope you can join us! Click here to join on August 16 at 12pm PST.

Quality Café is a free one-hour lunch and learn series that takes place on the third Wednesday of every month at 1200 PT. Each Café features a new guest and topic related to improving quality of care.

Are you passionate about improving how health care is delivered? We invite all health care professionals, patients, organizations, and educators to join our online conversation!

Learn more about Quality Café or view recordings of past Quality Cafes.