Center for Lean Engagement and Research in Health Care (CLEAR)

The vision of the Center for Lean Engagement & Research in Healthcare (CLEAR) is to transform healthcare delivery by providing the knowledge to help organizations eliminate waste and create greater value resulting in the continuous improvement of patients’ outcomes and experience of care, population health, and reduced growth in the cost of care. CLEAR is committed to conducting and fostering better research on lean in healthcare organizations. Our goals are to (1) conduct in-house leading edge research on lean in healthcare, beginning with the first national survey of Lean in hospitals; (2) collaborate with specific healthcare organizations and other health services researchers on focused studies of the effects of lean in particular organizations and departments; and (3) facilitate research among other researchers and healthcare delivery organizations through resources and information available on our website.

Link: http://clear.berkeley.edu/