Fri, Aug 23rd, 2024

D - Rethinking Lean: Disrupting the Lean Practice Program

OAFP Scientific Assembly

For over three decades, the healthcare industry has grappled with the challenge of standardizing physician reimbursement and adopting competitive payer models to cut costs. The prevailing solution, emphasizing lean practices for healthcare providers, seeks to streamline processes and enhance efficiency. However, an alternative model offers a contrasting perspective that challenges the traditional notion of lean practices. This alternative model is the antithesis of lean, offering the potential to deliver high-volume solutions with exceptional quality and patient satisfaction. As discussions surrounding the future of healthcare economics continue, this non-traditional model prompts a reevaluation of the current cost-cutting strategies in favor of a novel path that prioritizes both volume and quality in healthcare delivery.