Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals

Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Hospitals today face major challenges. Health insurers are demanding lower prices. Patients are demanding an improvement in their quality of care. Our Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals course applies Lean Six Sigma principles to patient flow, data management, and statistics. The result is a faster, better, and more profitable hospital. Students will learn how to locate opportunities for improvement and apply Lean Six Sigma concepts to quickly improve hospital operations, quality of care, and reduce costs.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall strategies for streamlining all elements of the hospital
  • Identify ways to reduce healthcare costs by streamlining business practices
  • Recognize statistical tools and error-free methods of data collection and management
  • List the tools for implementing Lean Six Sigma in hospitals

Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals Module 1
Steps to a Faster and Safer Hospital 

Lean Six Sigma in healthcare can help prevent medical mistakes, decrease death rates, reduce lengths of hospital stays, and create a better quality of patient care. Module one discusses what you can do to provide operational excellence in your workplace.  Also examined is the similarities and differences between your customers and stakeholders.  Module one will provide students with the ability to analyze and create an action plan within your hospital.

  • Accelerate the Patient’s Experience
  • Faster Door-to-Balloon Time
  • Accelerated Patient Flow
  • Value-Stream Mapping
  • Steps to a Safer Hospital

Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals Module 2
Reducing Defects

The United States healthcare system waste billions of dollars annually.  In module two, we will look at ways we can reduce the cost of healthcare by streamlining business while at the same time provide more efficient services to our clients.  In this module we will examine the critical processes of improving and redesigning.

  • Reducing Defects with Six Sigma
  • Getting to Lean Six Sigma
  • Steps to a More Profitable Hospital
  • Manufacturing and Service
  • The Universal Improvement Method

Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals Module 3
Sustaining Improvement

Module three discusses how to create a fool-proof data collection.  Different programs exist and we will explore which will work to build the most efficient data plans for your organization.  Included in module three is how to organize your data in excel and how to use the PivotTable wizard to analyze your data.  Module three will culminate with discussion on process flowcharts and how to effectively create and implement your plan to educate your team on the reality of the process.

  • Mistake Proof Data Collection
  • Setting Up Your Data in Excel
  • Process Flowchart
  • Control Plan
  • Statistical Tools – Hypothesis Testing

Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals Module 4
Tools for Implementing Lean Six Sigma in Hospitals

With an experienced team, qualified to access and continue with operational excellence, your organization and its clients will succeed.  Module four will examine how to focus your improvement efforts and how to easily avoid and overcome and crises that present themselves.  Also included in module four is a discussion that can help healthcare providers achieve conflicting goals between all parties.

  • Change Management
  • Theory of Constraints
  • CONI
  • WIIFM
  • Making Lean Six Sigma Successful

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.