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Our Partner Program Connects Customers with Leading Companies Dedicated to Spreading Improvement

Gemba Academy
Gemba Academy provides extremely high quality online video training about Lean, Six Sigma, and continuous improvement for individuals and groups. By leveraging leading edge technologies, such as high definition (HD) video delivered via a global network of servers on high bandwidth connections, Gemba Academy can deliver high quality training, on demand, anywhere in the world. Gemba Academy was created by three of the leading providers of Lean transformation knowledge and services. Their experience and networks allows them to tap into the best content and knowledge resources.
Next Change
NextChange is a Dutch firm that specializes in Operational Excellence, the operationalization of strategy and the optimization and innovation of business processes. Methods used for this include the Lean Six Sigma philosophy and change management. NextChange has much experience in the healthcare, technical services and telecom industries. To learn more, visit their website and their KaiNexus information page. Next Change is our partner for translating and selling KaiNexus in The Netherlands and Belgium.
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Rona Consulting Group (RCG) is a management consultancy serving integrated healthcare systems, hospitals and clinics, medical suppliers and government organizations. They develop healthcare leaders who improve the patient experience, providing: safer care, higher quality, fewer waits and lower costs. RCG improvement work ranges from the strategic planning process at the top of the organization to complex clinical processes within care delivery and the supporting administrative processes.

Batz

The Mission of the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation is to help prevent medical errors by ensuring patients and families have the KNOWLEDGE they need to promote a safe hospital experience for their loved ones, and to support innovative advancements in patient safety. Their greatest hope is that families, patients, and caregivers will work together as a TEAM to improve safety in hospitals. Read more about Louise Batz’ story and learn more about the Foundation. Read the Batz Patient Guide and check out their iPad app.

BlueBin
BlueBin specializes in lean supply chain solutions for healthcare organizations.  They install a robust system called BlueBin Technology, that has been recognized as the best supply chain distribution system in healthcare, that immediately increases patient focus, cuts costs and eliminates waste.  BlueBin Technology utilizes a “two-bin” kanban system supported by best in class analytical software. The benefits of the BlueBin system are immediate. BlueBin Technology is not a flow chart or text book theory. You can touch it, see it work, and measure its impact.
Karen Martin

The Karen Martin Group provides consulting, coaching and facilitation support to global organizations in all stages of transformation. Through the adoption of Lean principles and proven management practices, organizations are able to deepen and accelerate business performance to levels they didn’t believe were possible. President Karen Martin is a two-time Shingo Research Award-winning author and her team carries some of the deepest experience in the industry.