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Adapting the Lean Enterprise Self Assessment Tool for health care

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dc.contributor.advisor Deborah Nightingale. en_US
dc.contributor.author Hernandez, Cynthia Lynn en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.contributor.other System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T15:32:38Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T15:32:38Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/62768
dc.description Thesis (S.M. in Engineering and Management)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, System Design and Management Program, 2010. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 61-63). en_US
dc.description.abstract The Lean Enterprise Self Assessment Tool (LESAT) is a product of the Lean Advancement Initiative (LAI) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This tool has been applied by many organizations to gage their progress toward lean enterprise management, however applying this tool in health care organizations has been inhibited by language and underlying assumptions from product manufacturing. An adaptation of the LESAT specifically for health care is proposed. Review of the literature and special reports on health care are used in determining the recommended changes. "Product life cycle" is reinterpreted as a health care service cycle and context specific enterprise level processes and practices are presented. Comparison to other industry measures shows the content the LESAT for health care to cover all key issues and practices for high quality health care delivery. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Cynthia Lynn Hernandez. en_US
dc.format.extent 77 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.title Adapting the Lean Enterprise Self Assessment Tool for health care en_US
dc.title.alternative Adapting the LESAT for health care en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M.in Engineering and Management en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.contributor.department System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 718739459 en_US


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