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The System of LDM

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One of the biggest mistakes organizations that are new to Lean Daily Management (LDM) make is to forget that they are building a system, not simply a series of independent huddle boards. These boards operate in departmental silos and focus on department-level goals without an eye to the long-term vision on the hospital. As a result, the boards never really move the core metrics that matter to senior leaders. The solution, like so many other things in lean, is to simply focus on the patient.