Integrating Lean with shared governance.
Shared governance, or shared decision-making, is an important part of empowering nurses to take ownership of their practice. Lean is an approach to healthcare delivery that improves efficiency, eliminates waste, and delivers value to our patients and families. One of its foundational aspects is the recognition that frontline staff members are empowered to identify issues, solve problems, and take pride in improvements that impact positive patient experiences. This is where shared governance and Lean have a common goal: empowering staff to take accountability for owning practice issues and challenges to achieve the goal of improving the patient experience. Lean tools can be integrated into the hospital-based shared governance structure and processes to help reach practice solutions.
In this article, we'll give you a better understanding of what it means to be Lean and explore the utilization of Lean tools to improve shared governance.
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Huntington, K., Goodyear, C. Integrating Lean with shared governance. Nursing management 49, 14-19 (2018).