The growing interest in applying lean to healthcare has been widely reported, and it’s something I’ve previously written about here. Our latest news in this area is that Productivity Press is launching a new division, Healthcare Performance Press, specifically to serve the healthcare market.
Our goal is to provide healthcare organizations with the kinds of meaningful resources on improvement they have come to expect from Productivity Press. Initially, we are offering a variety of books from Productivity Press and other sources. We have numerous new books in development, with the first releases scheduled in the next few months.
We’re not focusing just on lean. We’re classifying the books into four categories: Lean Healthcare and Quality Management; Financial Management; Information Management, and Patient Safety and Quality. (The number of categories may grow over time.)
On the HCP Press website, we’re also offering a variety of other resources, including links to articles, government agencies and conference sites, a white paper download, background information about lean, and RSS feeds of both healthcare-related news items and leading healthcare blogs.
If you have any reaction to the new division or website, any thoughts on what subjects you’d like to see us address, or even a healthcare-related story you’d like to tell, we’d love to hear from you. Either contact me or email Kristine Mednansky, our senior acquisitions editor for healthcare, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the way, I’ll be away tomorrow through the weekend, so my next posting won’t be until Monday. See you then.