We All Fall Down: Goldratt's Theory of Constraints for Healthcare Systems

Julie Wright and Russ King

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Level of TOC knowledge acquired:

Introductory

Length:

353 pages

Designed for:

Consultants

Topics:

Ongoing Improvement

Industries:

Healthcare and Services

Application:

Thinking Processes

Language:

English

Format:

Paperback

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While Eliyahu Goldratt's Theory of Constraints (TOC) is a proven success in the manufacturing world, this business novel shows you how TOC can successfully be applied to healthcare and service industries.

For Beth Seager, dealing with "fearsome" coworkers and "fighting fires" has inadvertently become a part of her job description. As a Manager of Admissions for the British National Health Service, Beth is desperate to find a way to free up more beds for sick patients while maintaining her sanity in a volatile work environment. While management continues to implement one faulty plan after another and with no investment dollars in sight, Beth searches for an effective way to improve patient services throughout the healthcare system.

Over a series of secret tutoring sessions from her brother in law in the States, and with the help of a tenacious professor and her skeptical husband (a self described venture capitalist with a heart) Beth discovers that it is possible to achieve system wide improvements through the application of Eli Goldratt's Theory of Constraints. Written as a witty and entertaining novel with unforgettable characters, this business book shows you how to apply Eli Goldratt's theories to the healthcare and service industries

A TOC Business Novel for Healthcare While Eliyahu Goldratt's Theory of Constraints (TOC) is a proven success in the manufacturing world, this business novel shows you how TOC can successfully be applied to healthcare and service industries.