- 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 example is an A3 that I prepared for a doctor's visit to get treatment for a mild asthma attack.
It's the A3 example from "The Lean Patient: How to Use Systematic Problem-Solving to Empower Yourself as a Patient or Caregiver."
This example 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.
For a full list of resources for Lean Patients, click here.
- A pilot team is an experiment.
- Like any experiment, a pilot team needs a well-defined hypothesis.
- There are only two things that can cause a pilot team to fail - and both of them are within your control as the lean product development champion.
- The informality of handwritten A3 reports improves collaboration and creativity in systematic problem-solving.
- You can write an A3 report on a blank sheet of paper, make a “giant A3” on a whiteboard or keep a notebook for your personal A3s.
- The benefits of handwritten reports outweigh the fears that your writing isn’t readable.