BE501: Lean Healthcare

Certificate Track: Process Improvement

Lean can be adopted in any industry, yet a healthcare environment offers unique challenges both for leadership and front line professionals. With a reputation for skyrocketing costs and “waste” in many forms, process improvement initiatives have the potential to transform the healthcare industry.

In this course, students will see examples of how Lean principles, values, and tools can be applied to minimize waste and optimize the operations of healthcare organizations. They will also explore common pitfalls, wins, and successful approaches when working with clinical, administrative, and dyad leadership in a healthcare setting.

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Upon completion of this course, students will have gained the knowledge to:

  • Apply Lean principles to a healthcare environment via:
    • Operations readiness
    • Standard Work
    • Problem solving
    • Waste reduction
  • Understand approaches necessary at different levels of the healthcare organizational structure.

Cost: $649
Discounts may apply, please refer to the registration page for details.

Instructor: Matthew Horvat
Matthew HorvatMatthew Horvat is the founder of Lean Portland, and is the Expansion/Process Improvement Program Manager at Vancouver Clinic. He is a lifelong learner of customer-focused production system design in both projects and operations. His message is about the attitude of respect and the responsibility we have for one another, as well as the discipline of applying the scientific method to everyday concerns. He was academically trained in global management and industrial engineering, and holds numerous professional licenses, degrees, and certificates from state- and trade-sponsored associations.


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Courses can be taken individually or can be applied to a certificate within a three-year limit. Courses completed outside of the three-year limit will need to be retaken to qualify for certificate completion.