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Lean Enterprise Institute Offers New Training on Lean for Healthcare

Lean Enterprise Institute Offers New Training on Lean for Healthcare

The Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) will present Key Concepts of Lean in Healthcare, its new workshop on how lean principles improve quality, costs, patient safety, waiting times, and staff satisfaction, Dec. 2-3, 2009.

The two-day workshop will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at LEI’s offices, One Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA.

Taught by LEI Senior Fellow Mark Graban, a lean healthcare practitioner and author of Lean Hospitals, the workshop is designed for physicians, managers, senior leaders, and frontline clinical or professional staff members who want to understand the total scope of implementing lean in a healthcare setting. Cross-functional teams are encouraged to attend together.

The workshop combines lecture, discussions, exercises, and examples from a variety of healthcare settings and patient pathways.

Outline for Key Concepts of Lean in Healthcare:

- Where does lean come from?

- Why should our healthcare organization pursue lean?

- What are the core lean principles and concepts in a healthcare setting?

- Example case studies and exercises

- Overview of commonly used methods with real healthcare examples

- Lean management and culture

- How to get started

The $1,600 tuition includes training materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks. For complete details about course content, discounts, and to register, call 617- 871-2900 or visit:



About the Lean Enterprise Institute

Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc. was founded in 1997 by management expert James P. Womack, Ph.D., as a nonprofit research, education, publishing, and conference company with a mission to advance lean thinking around the world. We teach courses, hold management seminars, write and publish books and workbooks, and organize public and private conferences. We use the surplus revenues from these activities to conduct research projects and to support other lean initiatives such as the Lean Education Academic Network, the Lean Global Network, and the Healthcare Value Leaders Network.  For more information, visit https://www.lean.org  

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