Saskatchewan’s Lean Implementation Timeline: 2005 to Present

2005
Exposure to Lean in Health Care
2006
Lean Pilot Five Hills Health Region
2008
Ministry of Health Lean Launch
2009
Health System-Wide Lean Launch
2010
Government-Wide Lean Launch
Fall 2011
Lean Strategic Planning for Health System (Hoshin Kanri)
2012
John Black and Associates on Contract to Further Embed Lean Province-Wide

  • Close to 300 Lean teams in health system;
  • Releasing Time to Care is in 100% of all medical/surgical acute care wards in province

2012/2013
Focus on Surgery, Safety, Shared Services and Capital Projects

– Originally published in Transforming Health Care Through Lean – Fall 2012.

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