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Lean Enterprise Institute Offers Miami Training in Lean for Healthcare and Hospitals

Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 21, 2009 -- The nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) will present a special series of workshops on how to fundamentally improve healthcare and hospitals through lean thinking, Feb. 2 and 4, 2010 in Miami, FL.

The following workshops will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Miami:

Tues., Feb. 2

New! Key Concepts of Lean in Healthcare (2 days)

 This two-day interactive 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. Instructor Mark Graban. $1,600.

New! Mistake-Proofing Healthcare: Designing Processes to Reduce Medical Errors (1 day)

This Mistake-Proofing (a.k.a. poka-yoke in Japanese) workshop is designed around healthcare examples and scenarios. Mistake-proofing is born of common sense, simplicity, and detailed process knowledge, but combines nicely with the findings of cognitive psychology and human factors engineering. Instructor John Grout. $800.

Thurs., Feb. 4

Value-Stream Mapping for Healthcare (1 day)

This interactive workshop demonstrates how to apply lean principles and value-stream mapping, a fundamental and critical tool, to make fundamental improvements in a healthcare organization's clinical/administrative processes. See how these principles apply to the processes such as emergency medical care, pharmacy, diagnostic procedures (lab and radiology), patient registration and discharge, records, and billing. Instructor Tom Shuker. $800.

Tuition includes training materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

For complete details about course content, instructors, discounts, or to register, visit: https://www.lean.org/workshops/workshopsandseminars.cfm?category=healthcare. Questions? Call (617) 871-2900, or email registrar@lean.org.  A special room rate is available until Aug. 31.

On-Site Lean Training

Call (617) 871-2900 for information about bringing a workshop to your site.

Leaders in Lean Healthcare

The Lean Enterprise Institute and the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value have formed a partnership to fundamentally improve healthcare delivery by systematically identifying and eliminating waste while engaging all employees and physicians in lean efforts that improve quality, cost, safety, and morale. Learn more at: http://www.healthcarevalueleaders.org .

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 support other lean initiatives such as the Lean Education Academic Network, the Lean Global Network and the Healthcare Value Leaders Network. Visit LEI at https://www.lean.org for more information.

Media: Chet Marchwinski, cmarchwinski@lean.org, (617) 871-2930

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