It is not a secret that the healthcare system is broken. Costs continue to rise at an unsustainable pace and patients continue to find harm when they were looking for healing.
Healthcare organizations face the political and socioeconomical pressures of legislation, reduced reimbursements, an aging population, rising costs, among others. In order to rise to the challenge, healthcare organizations need to not only master the skills of healthcare delivery, but to ensure they do so safely and affordably. The Lean methodology has been applied throughout a wide range of industries producing remarkable results. Organizations who embrace these philosophies have shown dramatic improvements in quality, safety and, as a direct result, cost reductions.
This course presents an overview of the Lean methodology, its underlying philosophy and presents the concepts of value, waste, flow, standardization, mistake-proofing and change management.
What you will learn:
- Define the case for lean healthcare
- Define value through the patient’s eyes
- Identify the value stream
- Uncover and prioritize opportunities for improvement
- Determine appropriate lean tools and methods to use for those opportunities
- Explain how to ensure lasting improvement
This course is targeted for:
Those healthcare providers and allied healthcare staff seeking an understanding of the fundamentals of process and quality improvement and healthcare organizations looking for a structured approach to their continuous improvement journey.
Instructor: Eddie Perez-Ruberte, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Expert (click for LinkedIn Profile)
This course is offered:
In a corporate setting – To request this course for your organization, Send us a Note. We will get back to you within 24 hours.