Ed Kinchley

Public hospitals are too Lean

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OPINION

The San Francisco Department of Public Health is paying Rona Consulting Group, an out-of-state consulting firm, $1.3 million of taxpayer dollars to implement a program called "Lean," allegedly to improve patient services. The "Lean" program is based on the Japanese Toyota automobile production model.Read more »

The decimation of public health

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OPINION Crisis seems omnipresent these days.: it's hard to find a newspaper that doesn't carry the word in a headline at the top of the business section, or even on page 1. Read more »