Lean Healthcare http://news.stlpublicradio.org en "Lean Healthcare:" Using mechanical systems for medical efficiency http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lean-healthcare-using-mechanical-systems-medical-efficiency <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-970774.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-970774.mp3</a></p><p>Throughout the country a number of hospitals have been looking to Toyota auto plants to learn how to make healthcare safer and more efficient. Among the dozens of institutions adapting the Toyota Production system to healthcare is Barnes-Jewish Hospital here in St. Louis.</p><p>Reporter David Weinberg brings us the story of how Far East auto plants are changing the face of hospitals in the west.</p><p> Fri, 27 May 2011 10:35:06 +0000 David Weinberg 1317 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org "Lean Healthcare:" Using mechanical systems for medical efficiency