Lean in Healthcare
16 Contact Hours - 4 Days
This workshop is designed for individuals and teams that want to gain a better understanding of the components and underlying philosophy of lean, and how the elements and philosophy work together to create a lean healthcare organization.
This course is designed specifically for healthcare settings, incorporating examples from many departments and patient pathways.
This course explains how the visible tools and methods of lean are based on a mindset, philosophy, and thought process. Practical steps will be presented for starting with lean immediately upon returning to your healthcare organization, as well as a way of thinking through a longer-term lean strategy for your organization.

At the end of the training, participants will:
  • Use the A3 for project planning and documentation
  • Identify the 7 Wastes (Defects, Overproduction, Motion, Over-processing, Waiting, Inventory, Transportation)
  • Identify value and non-value activities through Value Stream Mapping (to identify waste of waiting, inventory, and non-value-added activity)
  • Identify waste of motion and transportation by using Spaghetti Diagramming
  • Promote standard work through Operational Methods Sheets
  • Use the 5S (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain) to establish orderly flow, eliminate waste and organize the workplace
  • Use Kaizen (rapid improvement events)
  • Implement Mistake-Proofing (Eliminate, Replace, Facilitate, Detect, Mitigate)
  • Use Visual Management system (Kanban, One-piece flow)
  • Implement Quick change methodology
  • Understand the importance of the Total Productive Maintenance
  • Select metrics