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OBJECTIVES To date, experiences of leaders in the implementation of Lean after a Lean Training Programme have not been systematically investigated within teaching hospitals. Existing studies have identified barriers and facilitators only from an improvement programme perspective and have not considered the experiences of leaders themselves. This study aims(More)
This article reports the results of a case study of the consequences of mobile device use for the work practices of operating room nurses. The study identifies different patterns of mobile technology use by operating room nurses, including both work-related and non-work-related use. These patterns have multiple consequences for nurses, such as improvements(More)
PURPOSE This paper aims to assess the impact of the leadership traits of chief executive officers (CEOs) on hospital performance in the USA. The effectiveness and efficiency of the CEO is of critical importance to the performance of any organization, including hospitals. Management systems and manager behaviours (traits) are of crucial importance to any(More)
Purpose - Lean healthcare is used in a growing number of hospitals to increase efficiency and quality of care. However, healthcare organizations encounter problems with the implementation of change initiatives due to an implementation gap: the gap between strategy and execution. From a change management perspective, the purpose of this paper is to increase(More)
Hospital efficiency relates to organizational factors and leadership style. This study investigated several factors, as one interdependent construct, with the potential to influence hospital performance in terms of quality-of-care. National database and survey information on modern management, lean management, organizational traits and leadership was(More)
ISSUE Research has often stressed the significance of reducing door movement during surgery for preventing surgical site infections. This study investigated the possible effect of a lean A3 intervention on the reduction of door movement during surgery in a university medical center in the Netherlands. INITIAL ASSESSMENT A digital counter recorded door(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to provide a critical analysis of contemporary Lean leadership in the context of a healthcare practice. The Lean leadership model supports professionals with a leading role in implementing Lean. This article presents a case study focusing specifically on leadership behaviours and issues that were experienced, observed(More)
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