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The experience of a value stream manager in a lean hospital

The experience of a value stream manager in a lean hospital

Leonidia Maria Altoé
December 15, 2017

INTERVIEW - What happens in an organization after a move from silos to value streams? In this video, a Value Stream Manager from a Brazilian cancer treatment center shares her experience.


Interviewee: Leonidia Maria Altoé, Value Stream Manager, Instituto de Oncologia do Vale - Brazil


Too many organizations still have a vertical structure based on silos and functions. Lean thinking calls for a dramatic change in the way the work takes place, based on value streams. At IOV, a cancer treatment center located in São José dos Campos, that's exactly what we did.

In the below interview, I explain what the change meant to me and my colleagues, how it made our jobs easier and how it dramatically improved outcomes for patients.


THE INTERVIEWEE

Leonidia Maria Altoe photograph
Leonidia Maria Altoé is a Value Stream Manager at IOV, in Brazil

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