Western Kentucky University

CWD: Courses: Quality Assurance Training

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Lean for Healthcare

Session Format:

6 Hours Total


Lean for Healthcare is a strategy for increasing efficiency by reducing or eliminating waste in the process between receiving the order and delivering the product or service. In short, implementing Lean for Healthcare concepts can make your processes safer and more profitable.


The participants will (1) be able to identify process wastes, (2) reduce wastes through employee participation, and (3) become safer and more profitable.

Content Outline

  • Experience and measure effects of the Lean principles
  • Value stream mapping
  • Continuous improvement
  • Work leveling and teamwork
  • Apply the team principles in a healthcare setting

Who Should Attend

This seminar is intended for personnel involved in the healthcare industry.

 Last Modified 7/22/13