IN THIS SUMMARY
Many healthcare facilities struggle with providing quality healthcare in an efficient manner, so that the patient is discharged to the home or to the next level of care as quickly and as medically appropriate as possible. Often, every department is working at maximum efficiency and high productivity, but the patient flow is not maximized. In Going Lean, Amy C. Smith, Robert Barry, and Clifford E. Brubaker address the problem of patient flow and how to improve a healthcare organization to facilitate maximum patient flow. By minimizing patient time, an organization can maximize patient flow, which allows a better utilization of key assets.