Welcome to the Smart Lean Healthcare blog!  I am glad you’re here!  My name is James Hearn.

I have created this blog to provide information on lean application primarily within healthcare.  You will find a blog (with blog posts I have written on various lean topics), a review of apps relevant to lean work in health care , a resource page (more to come here) and a section for guest posts from people influential in my health care journey (stay tuned).

Please look around at the information that is available and leave me a note in any of the comments sections about material you would like to see developed in the future.

Best Wishes to your continued success on your lean journey!



A 10+ year veteran of health care, James Hearn is responsible for providing performance excellence expertise and guidance as a trusted advisor to leaders across a national health system. He is well versed in Lean-based improvement standards and the practical application of associated strategies and tools. As a member of a National Performance Excellence Group, James is positioned to lead value and quality-critical improvement work from the executive suite down to front line operations. James earned a B.S. in Microbiology from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX., and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.



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