I like this example of a modified Kaizen card. It’s different than the template in our book, but it’s one I would endorse. Most importantly, it starts with a problem statement and not just an idea.

Seen displayed at the Society for Health Systems conference.

A Hospital Kaizen Card

This is the idea board from the emergency department at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. They first started their Kaizen program under the coaching of Mark Graban in September 2012.

They like to keep things fun and fresh, giving the board new themes to keep people engaged. This movie-themed board follows terms from the movie industry:

  • Pitches (new ideas)
  • Casting (to do)
  • Shooting (in progress)
  • Print Dailies (done)
  • Released (documented in Kaizen Reports)

Movie-Themed Idea Board