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BE501 Fundamentals of Lean in Healthcare

Certificate Track: Lean Healthcare

“Is Lean viable for health care?”  The answer is a resounding “yes.”  Fundamentals of Lean in Healthcare shows that when implemented in the right way Lean will greatly improve patient care, improve affordability, and reduce waste  – bringing maximum value to your patients and customers.  This course spotlights the most important process-related principles of Lean and the strategies necessary to support them.  It will demonstrate how Lean works through exercises and case studies and you will leave with a clear idea of how to get started or, if you have begun, how to continue on your Lean journey.

What You Cover

  • Lean’s viability in healthcare
  • The real purpose of Lean in healthcare
  • Wasteology and The 8 Healthcare Wastes
  • The Value Proposition
  • A Lean Operational Model
  • Planning & Strategic Deployment Overview
  • Process thinking and Tools for Operational Excellence
  • People and Creating a Favorable Culture
  • Problem-Solving, The Kaizen Way
  • How to Align a project with organizational objectives
  • Project Chartering
  • Project Team formation
  • Reporting methods

Instructor: Tom Fabrizio

Tom Fabrizio, president and founder of Lean Manufacturing Tools, LLC and a founding member of the Northwest Center for Performance Excellence (NWCPE), has been teaching leadership, team development, and Just-In-Time systems for over 25 years. He received his original Lean training from first-generation experts, including Dr. Shigeo Shingo (co-architect of The Toyota Production System), Hiroyuki Hirano (author and noted JIT expert), Dr. Ryuji Fukuda (member of The Sigma Project in Japan and winner of the Deming Prize), and TPM experts from Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance. Mr. Fabrizio holds an undergraduate engineering degree, a MEd, and a law degree. He has authored several books and training programs about Lean.

Notes
Interested in bringing this program onsite to your organization? Please contact Kristen Pedersen.

Applies towards the following certificate(s):
Lean Healthcare