Evaluation of Lean Implementation Efforts in Rural Hospitals

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Funding Agency: The North Carolina Office of Rural Health and Community Care (ORHCC) - Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS).

Title: Evaluation of Social Connectedness, Change Management, Individual Readiness for Change, and Execution of Lean Practices for Quality Improvement in Rural Hospitals.

PI: Dr. Lukasz Mazur Co-PIs: Dr. John McCreery and Dr. Lori Rothenberg

Description: This research was focused on examining the informal social networks, change implementation processes, leadership styles and behaviors, individual readiness/learning, and execution of Lean practices exhibited during organization-wide Lean transformation initiatives.