- Innovation is defined as "the process of finding novel solutions to important problems."
- Lean has been linked with Manufacturing and Process Innovation from its beginning.
- Lean practices not only help eliminate waste that gets in the way of innovation - Lean Thinking directly helps you become more innovative.
- Lean Patients are empowered to help doctors give them and their loved ones the best care, by helping them fully prepare and get the most out of their doctor visits.
- A3 reports improve communication and save time in the treatment room by summarizing the most important information in a format that a busy doctor can digest.
- The more serious it is, the more you need to be a Lean Patient.
This A3 template is to help you prepare for a doctor's visit.
It includes visual models for timelines, pain maps and symptoms, with an example graph of symptom severity over time.
This is based upon the A3 described in the Knowledge Brief, "The Lean Patient: How to Use Systematic Problem-Solving to Empower Yourself as a Patient or Caregiver."
This template may be freely shared and the link to this file will stay on the public side of the LPDRC, so you may link to it from external sites.
This is the template to use for a Problem-Solving A3. It most resembles the type of A3 report found in Managing to Learn by John Shook.
- LAMDA is a form of the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle of continuous improvement.
- LAMDA defines the actions that take place in the Plan and Check steps of PDCA:
Look, Ask, Model and Discuss.
- It corrects for the Western tendency to skimp on planning and move quickly to action.