Adam Ward is the Innovation leader for Simpler, an IBM Company. He started his career as a mechanical engineer designing cars for Honda R&D, Americas. GE Healthcare hired him away to apply his product development experience to their $8B Diagnostic Imaging division. After several years and award-winning projects as an internal consultant, he joined Simpler, the world's largest Lean transformation company to lead the Simpler Design Practice. In the ten years Adam has been consulting, he has been exposed to multiple industries but has become passionate about healthcare transformation. His deep subject matter expertise in new product and service development, comfort level with senior executives, understanding of organizational transformation issues and knowledge of the industry uniquely positions him as an authority on innovation in healthcare.
Drama, pride, and professionalism are all chronicled in this new page turner, while the background music belts out pernicious plotting and intrigue. Sounds like a novel but it is life imitating art. Adam Ward has given us a peek inside the looking glass of today's healthcare marketplace. Kudos to Adam for allowing us all to peer in with him. David B. Nash MD, MBA. Founding Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health, Philadelphia, PA As healthcare organizations move from provider-centric to patient-centric care models, Adam Ward's Lean Design in Healthcare takes a systems perspective to describe how to redesign your organization and processes. A must-read for anyone interested in transforming healthcare systems. Aravind Chandrasekaran, Associate Professor and Academic Director (MBOE), The Ohio State University Healthcare is undeniably in need of an extreme makeover, with patient-focused innovation at the heart of the solution. What's needed is a practical guide to answering the essential questions of what to do and how to do it. Enter Lean Design in Healthcare. Through a compelling story based on a real-world experience, Adam Ward reveals the principles and practices every health care leader needs to build organizational excellence in innovation. Matthew E. May, author, The Elegant Solution and Winning the Brain Game.