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Lean for Healthcare Workshop

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Upcoming workshops in 2017: Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Upcoming workshops in 2018: Feb. 5-6, March 27-28, April 16-17

Now more than ever, the pressure is on to provide high quality care while increasing efficiency and reducing costs. If you are looking for ways to heal health care from within, Lean could be your answer. Armed with Lean tools and techniques, your frontline staff can identify waste in their health care delivery processes and then reduce or eliminate that waste.

Easy to learn and apply, Lean methodology has helped health care organizations to realize many benefits, including reduced patient wait times, faster processing of medications, decreased risk of medication errors, less inventory and more patient-focused processes. Lean can be applied to virtually any system where waste exists. 

The Participant Experience

Participants in our workshops learn by doing. As they are introduced to Lean tools, they practice using them during hands-on exercises that simulate the inefficient systems encountered in their workplaces.

Lean Tools and Techniques

  • A3 (project planning and documentation)
  • 7 Wastes (Defects, Overproduction, Motion, Over-processing, Waiting, Inventory, Transportation)
  • Value Stream Mapping (to identify waste of waiting, inventory and non-value-added activity)
  • Spaghetti Diagramming (to identify waste of motion and transportation)
  • Operational Methods Sheets (to promote standard work)
  • 5 S (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain)
  • Kaizen (rapid improvement events)
  • Mistake-Proofing (Eliminate, Replace, Facilitate, Detect, Mitigate)
  • Visual Management (Kanban, One-piece flow)
  • Control Plans

Who Should Attend

Health care professionals, including executives, physicians, nurses, hospital and medical office administration staff, industrial and management engineers, laboratory and specialized health care services staff, clinical staff, pharmacy staff and all others interested in applying Lean methodology to a health care system.

Program Facilitators

Laura Winner, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A.
Director of Lean Sigma Deployment

Robert Hody, B.S., M.S.
Assistant Director of Lean Sigma Development

Scott Burkett, B.S.
Senior Quality and Innovation Coach

Richard Hill, B.S.
Senior Quality and Innovation Coach

Erica Reinhardt, M.S., R.D.
Senior Quality and Innovation Coach

Registration and Costs

Standard registration: $995 per participant. Registration fee includes instructional materials, breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.
Group discounts of 20 percent are available when you register three or more participants.

Johns Hopkins Medicine employees: No cost. Seats limited. Email leansigma@jhmi.edu to indicate your interest in this course.

Please see our cancellation and refund policy.

Times and Location

Constellation Energy Building
750 E. Pratt St., 4th Floor Conference Center
Baltimore, MD 21202
8 a.m.-5 p.m. both days
Get details on parking, hotels and attractions.

Questions?

Email leansigma@jhmi.edu or call 410-637-7170.