Kata in Healthcare – Mike Radtke and Bill Boyd


Here’s one example of how the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata are being practiced in Healthcare. The pattern of the Improvement Kata even mirrors good clinical practice.

In this case example the Improvement Kata, Coaching Kata and “A3” are used together. Practitioners of the A3 approach typically capture background, current condition, and goals related to an issue, but then struggle with developing solutions in a scientific manner, since the A3 format is not set up that way. In this example Kata are used to help people think and work more scientifically. Practicing the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata develops scientific thinking skills that make you better at whatever improvement approach you use!

This video is an excerpt from a Catalysis webinar recorded on January 19, 2017. Watch the original at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtBDzT_-gy4

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