Hat tip to Sharon O’Keefe, CEO of the University of Chicago Medical Center, for introducing the phrase “make your assets sweat” to our team, which inspired me to write this article. The Affordable Care Act, increased government regulations and rising healthcare costs are forcing hospitals to do more with less. Last year, several major healthcare networks… Read More

Mohan Giridharadas

Mohan Giridharadas

Founder & CEO, LeanTaaS
Former Sr. Partner at McKinsey and Co.
LeanTaaS
Mohan Giridharadas is an accomplished expert in lean methodologies. During his 18-year career at McKinsey & Company (where he was a senior partner/director for six years), he co-created the lean service operations practice and ran the North American lean manufacturing and service operations practices and the Asia-Pacific operations practice. He has helped numerous Fortune 500 companies drive operational efficiency with lean practices. As Founder and CEO of LeanTaaS- a Silicon Valley-based innovator of cloud-based solutions to healthcare's biggest challenges -Mohan works closely with dozens of leading healthcare institutions including Stanford Health Care, UCHealth, NewYork-Presbyterian, Cleveland Clinic, MD Anderson and more. Mohan holds a B.Tech from IIT Bombay, MS in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Stanford GSB. He is on the faculty of Continuing Education at Stanford University and UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the top entrepreneurs innovating in Healthcare.
Mohan Giridharadas

Explosion of data volumes. Interoperability of systems. Large servers in the sky that can analyze enormous amounts of data, compute complex algorithms in real time, and communicate in microseconds. Mobile communication through devices that patients, providers and staff all carry all the time. What does this all mean for hospital operations? Based on working with… Read More

Mohan Giridharadas

Mohan Giridharadas

Founder & CEO, LeanTaaS
Former Sr. Partner at McKinsey and Co.
LeanTaaS
Mohan Giridharadas is an accomplished expert in lean methodologies. During his 18-year career at McKinsey & Company (where he was a senior partner/director for six years), he co-created the lean service operations practice and ran the North American lean manufacturing and service operations practices and the Asia-Pacific operations practice. He has helped numerous Fortune 500 companies drive operational efficiency with lean practices. As Founder and CEO of LeanTaaS- a Silicon Valley-based innovator of cloud-based solutions to healthcare's biggest challenges -Mohan works closely with dozens of leading healthcare institutions including Stanford Health Care, UCHealth, NewYork-Presbyterian, Cleveland Clinic, MD Anderson and more. Mohan holds a B.Tech from IIT Bombay, MS in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Stanford GSB. He is on the faculty of Continuing Education at Stanford University and UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the top entrepreneurs innovating in Healthcare.
Mohan Giridharadas

Watching the tennis matches at Wimbledon over the last couple of weeks has inspired me to try and play a bit more often in order to improve my erratic, “weekend-warrior” level of play. The challenge is in reserving a tennis court at a convenient time — early mornings or evenings during the weekend when it… Read More

Mohan Giridharadas

Mohan Giridharadas

Founder & CEO, LeanTaaS
Former Sr. Partner at McKinsey and Co.
LeanTaaS
Mohan Giridharadas is an accomplished expert in lean methodologies. During his 18-year career at McKinsey & Company (where he was a senior partner/director for six years), he co-created the lean service operations practice and ran the North American lean manufacturing and service operations practices and the Asia-Pacific operations practice. He has helped numerous Fortune 500 companies drive operational efficiency with lean practices. As Founder and CEO of LeanTaaS- a Silicon Valley-based innovator of cloud-based solutions to healthcare's biggest challenges -Mohan works closely with dozens of leading healthcare institutions including Stanford Health Care, UCHealth, NewYork-Presbyterian, Cleveland Clinic, MD Anderson and more. Mohan holds a B.Tech from IIT Bombay, MS in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Stanford GSB. He is on the faculty of Continuing Education at Stanford University and UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the top entrepreneurs innovating in Healthcare.
Mohan Giridharadas

LeanTaaS welcomes Katherine Halverson-Carpenter to the team as Vice President, Clinical Operations. Katherine brings more than two decades of experience managing perioperative services at leading healthcare organizations across the nation to her role at LeanTaaS. Most recently, she was the Executive Director of Perioperative Services at UCHealth, University of Colorado Hospital. Prior to that, she… Read More

Mohan Giridharadas

Mohan Giridharadas

Founder & CEO, LeanTaaS
Former Sr. Partner at McKinsey and Co.
LeanTaaS
Mohan Giridharadas is an accomplished expert in lean methodologies. During his 18-year career at McKinsey & Company (where he was a senior partner/director for six years), he co-created the lean service operations practice and ran the North American lean manufacturing and service operations practices and the Asia-Pacific operations practice. He has helped numerous Fortune 500 companies drive operational efficiency with lean practices. As Founder and CEO of LeanTaaS- a Silicon Valley-based innovator of cloud-based solutions to healthcare's biggest challenges -Mohan works closely with dozens of leading healthcare institutions including Stanford Health Care, UCHealth, NewYork-Presbyterian, Cleveland Clinic, MD Anderson and more. Mohan holds a B.Tech from IIT Bombay, MS in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Stanford GSB. He is on the faculty of Continuing Education at Stanford University and UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the top entrepreneurs innovating in Healthcare.
Mohan Giridharadas

A recent survey of CHIME CIOs reveals a continued disconnect between the availability of EHR data and its ability to influence both revenue and operating margins in hospitals. The survey, conducted by CHIME and LeanTaaS, asked hospital CIOs five questions about their perceptions with regard to EHR data and attempts to increase both operating margins… Read More

Sanjeev Agrawal

Sanjeev Agrawal

President & CMO, LeanTaaS iQueue
Google’s first Head of Product Marketing
LeanTaaS
Sanjeev Agrawal is president and chief marketing officer of LeanTaaS iQueue. Sanjeev was Google’s first head of product marketing. Since then, he has had leadership roles at three successful startups: CEO of Aloqa, a mobile push platform (acquired by Motorola); VP Product and Marketing at Tellme Networks (acquired by Microsoft); and as the founding CEO of Collegefeed (acquired by AfterCollege). Sanjeev graduated Phi Beta Kappa with an EECS degree from MIT and along the way spent time at McKinsey & Co. and Cisco Systems. He is an avid squash player and has been named by Becker's Hospital Review as one of the top entrepreneurs innovating in Healthcare.
Sanjeev Agrawal

  As a perioperative business manager for almost a decade, I’ve seen dozens of operating room efficiency improvement projects and benchmarks that focus heavily on first case delays and turnover times. On the surface, that makes sense; if the first case doesn’t start on time, it has a snowball effect on the rest of the… Read More

Ashley Walsh, MHA

Ashley Walsh, MHA

Director of Client Services, LeanTaaS iQueue
Former Perioperative Business Manager at UCHealth
UCHealth
Prior to joining LeanTaaS, Ashley E. Walsh, MHA, was a former Perioperative Business Manager at UCHealth Metro Denver campus.She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Truman State University in Kirksville Missouri (2002) and her Masters in Health Administration from Maryville State University in St. Louis Missouri (2007).Ashley has been with UCHealth since February of 2009 where responsibilities include capital and operational budget maintenance, patient billing, utilization reporting, expansion planning, and perioperative supply chain management.Ashley is LEAN trained and participates in regular process improvement initiatives across UCHealth. She continues to support UCHealth as a Sr. Financial Analyst.
Ashley Walsh, MHA

In a previous article, I talked about how higher “velocity” contributes to greater efficiencies in a healthcare operations setting. The key to increasing velocity is to focus on minimizing the non value-added time before attempting to improve the value-added time. It’s a bit like the video game Tetris. Almost every asset, machine or human, in… Read More

Mohan Giridharadas

Mohan Giridharadas

Founder & CEO, LeanTaaS
Former Sr. Partner at McKinsey and Co.
LeanTaaS
Mohan Giridharadas is an accomplished expert in lean methodologies. During his 18-year career at McKinsey & Company (where he was a senior partner/director for six years), he co-created the lean service operations practice and ran the North American lean manufacturing and service operations practices and the Asia-Pacific operations practice. He has helped numerous Fortune 500 companies drive operational efficiency with lean practices. As Founder and CEO of LeanTaaS- a Silicon Valley-based innovator of cloud-based solutions to healthcare's biggest challenges -Mohan works closely with dozens of leading healthcare institutions including Stanford Health Care, UCHealth, NewYork-Presbyterian, Cleveland Clinic, MD Anderson and more. Mohan holds a B.Tech from IIT Bombay, MS in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Stanford GSB. He is on the faculty of Continuing Education at Stanford University and UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the top entrepreneurs innovating in Healthcare.
Mohan Giridharadas

The notion of improving operational efficiency is conspicuously absent from the healthcare debate — neither Obamacare nor the newly proposed GOP plan discusses the impact that a step-function improvement in efficiency could have on access to healthcare (through more capacity), quality of healthcare services (through reduced wait times for patients) or cost (through better utilization… Read More

Mohan Giridharadas

Mohan Giridharadas

Founder & CEO, LeanTaaS
Former Sr. Partner at McKinsey and Co.
LeanTaaS
Mohan Giridharadas is an accomplished expert in lean methodologies. During his 18-year career at McKinsey & Company (where he was a senior partner/director for six years), he co-created the lean service operations practice and ran the North American lean manufacturing and service operations practices and the Asia-Pacific operations practice. He has helped numerous Fortune 500 companies drive operational efficiency with lean practices. As Founder and CEO of LeanTaaS- a Silicon Valley-based innovator of cloud-based solutions to healthcare's biggest challenges -Mohan works closely with dozens of leading healthcare institutions including Stanford Health Care, UCHealth, NewYork-Presbyterian, Cleveland Clinic, MD Anderson and more. Mohan holds a B.Tech from IIT Bombay, MS in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Stanford GSB. He is on the faculty of Continuing Education at Stanford University and UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the top entrepreneurs innovating in Healthcare.
Mohan Giridharadas

I think we can safely add “travel agent” to the list of anachronisms that have gradually receded from our collective consciousness. Along with pay phones, and at some point in the future, brick-and-mortar retail stores. One needn’t look far to see the humble travel agent’s replacement: hundreds of websites and mobile applications from which one… Read More

Sanjeev Agrawal

Sanjeev Agrawal

President & CMO, LeanTaaS iQueue
Google’s first Head of Product Marketing
LeanTaaS
Sanjeev Agrawal is president and chief marketing officer of LeanTaaS iQueue. Sanjeev was Google’s first head of product marketing. Since then, he has had leadership roles at three successful startups: CEO of Aloqa, a mobile push platform (acquired by Motorola); VP Product and Marketing at Tellme Networks (acquired by Microsoft); and as the founding CEO of Collegefeed (acquired by AfterCollege). Sanjeev graduated Phi Beta Kappa with an EECS degree from MIT and along the way spent time at McKinsey & Co. and Cisco Systems. He is an avid squash player and has been named by Becker's Hospital Review as one of the top entrepreneurs innovating in Healthcare.
Sanjeev Agrawal

As a perioperative business manager for over a decade, I’ve seen dozens of approaches and projects to improve operating room efficiency. No matter how you calculate your operating room utilization, if it’s less than 80% there’s room for improvement. Even if you’re happy with your utilization as a metric, you know you have several problems:… Read More

Ashley Walsh, MHA

Ashley Walsh, MHA

Director of Client Services, LeanTaaS iQueue
Former Perioperative Business Manager at UCHealth
UCHealth
Prior to joining LeanTaaS, Ashley E. Walsh, MHA, was a former Perioperative Business Manager at UCHealth Metro Denver campus.She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Truman State University in Kirksville Missouri (2002) and her Masters in Health Administration from Maryville State University in St. Louis Missouri (2007).Ashley has been with UCHealth since February of 2009 where responsibilities include capital and operational budget maintenance, patient billing, utilization reporting, expansion planning, and perioperative supply chain management.Ashley is LEAN trained and participates in regular process improvement initiatives across UCHealth. She continues to support UCHealth as a Sr. Financial Analyst.
Ashley Walsh, MHA

A recent RNnetwork survey found half of the nurses they surveyed (49.8 percent) have contemplated switching professions, with 27 percent citing overwork as the reason. In his analysis of this data (as reported by Kelly Gooch on Becker’s Hospital Review), RNnetwork President Eric Darienzo offered six ways healthcare organizations can create a nurse-friendly culture including… Read More

Ashley Walsh, MHA

Ashley Walsh, MHA

Director of Client Services, LeanTaaS iQueue
Former Perioperative Business Manager at UCHealth
UCHealth
Prior to joining LeanTaaS, Ashley E. Walsh, MHA, was a former Perioperative Business Manager at UCHealth Metro Denver campus.She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Truman State University in Kirksville Missouri (2002) and her Masters in Health Administration from Maryville State University in St. Louis Missouri (2007).Ashley has been with UCHealth since February of 2009 where responsibilities include capital and operational budget maintenance, patient billing, utilization reporting, expansion planning, and perioperative supply chain management.Ashley is LEAN trained and participates in regular process improvement initiatives across UCHealth. She continues to support UCHealth as a Sr. Financial Analyst.
Ashley Walsh, MHA

If you’re of a certain age, you remember Tetris, a tile-matching puzzle video game originally designed and programmed by Russian game designer Alexey Pajitnov. Back in 1984 – before “viral” anything was a thing – millions of people became obsessed (addicted?) to this simple game, which challenged players to stack blocks of different shapes and… Read More

Mohan Giridharadas

Mohan Giridharadas

Founder & CEO, LeanTaaS
Former Sr. Partner at McKinsey and Co.
LeanTaaS
Mohan Giridharadas is an accomplished expert in lean methodologies. During his 18-year career at McKinsey & Company (where he was a senior partner/director for six years), he co-created the lean service operations practice and ran the North American lean manufacturing and service operations practices and the Asia-Pacific operations practice. He has helped numerous Fortune 500 companies drive operational efficiency with lean practices. As Founder and CEO of LeanTaaS- a Silicon Valley-based innovator of cloud-based solutions to healthcare's biggest challenges -Mohan works closely with dozens of leading healthcare institutions including Stanford Health Care, UCHealth, NewYork-Presbyterian, Cleveland Clinic, MD Anderson and more. Mohan holds a B.Tech from IIT Bombay, MS in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Stanford GSB. He is on the faculty of Continuing Education at Stanford University and UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the top entrepreneurs innovating in Healthcare.
Mohan Giridharadas