Lean Healthcare PowerDay

April 9-10, 2012

The Mandalay Bay Resort

Las Vegas, Nevada

Join us for the Lean Healthcare PowerDay!  Hear from and interact with preeminent Lean Healthcare industry leaders who are transforming organizations into safe, high-quality, high-performing healthcare delivery systems.  Learn how others have overcome challenges including changing culture, sustaining results, and surviving transitions in leadership. 

Gain insight into how implementing an effective Lean system can help you improve quality outcomes in delivery and transition of care, which are becoming increasingly important measures for reimbursement in the wake of health reform. 


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Featured Presenters:

Lean Healthcare Conference 

Lean Healthcare PowerDay
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The PowerDay is the best way for you to get caught up on Lean Healthcare’s rapidly progressing, constantly changing practice.  This full-day of session presentations provides knowledge on how to implement Lean Management Systems, address struggling transformations and leverage specialized Lean Tools and Methods for Healthcare Facilities Design. 

The Charge (Optional Introductory Educational Session – Register Separately)
Monday, April 9, 2012
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This half-day educational session provides Lean Healthcare training and an introduction session to attendees. Held on Monday, April 9, The Charge will present a broad brush of key concepts for healthcare providers new to Lean Healthcare, or for those who need a refresher on basic tools and techniques used in the practice. 

Networking Reception
Monday, April 9, 2012
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Included with The Charge or PowerDay, this reception will be a great opportunity to network with peers and PowerDay speakers.


Event Agenda

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 

8:00-8:15 a.m.

Intro and Welcome

8:15-9:45 a.m.

Approaching the Theoretical Limit of What is Possible in Healthcare Using Lessons Borrowed from Reliable Industries

Presented by: Richard Shannon, M.D.

In this session, attendees will learn that redesigning care by applying principles borrowed from industry can result in the elimination of hospital-acquired infections and other medical errors. Dr. Shannon explains how redesign of bedside care can play an important role in healthcare reform through this great illustration of improved quality at reduced cost.

9:45-10:00 a.m.


10:00-11:00 a.m.

Life after Death by Kaizen

Presented by: Terry Howell, Ed.D.

In this session, attendees will learn why solely conducting rapid improvement events is insufficient and cannot bring long-term improvement and sustainability. Dr. Howell will outline the elements required to maximize the benefit that can be gained from a comprehensive and robust Lean strategy.


Lead-Led Hospital Design: Creating the Efficient Hospital of the Future

Presented by: Naida Grunden and Charles Hagood

In this session, attendees will learn that there is no better time to revisit the effectiveness of care processes than in conjunction with a building design project. Through multiple case examples, Ms. Grunden and Mr. Hagood, the authors of the new book, “Lean-Led Hospital Design: Creating the Efficient Hospital of the Future,” will explore the current healthcare design model and how it can be improved by implementing Lean principles.

Noon-1:00 p.m.


1:00-2:00 p.m.

Lean Lessons Learned from a CMO

Presented by: Samuel O. Johnson, M.D., MMM

In this session, attendees will learn that even a Chief Medical Officer can be a strong proponent to a Lean transformation. Dr. Johnson will share his experiences as a transformation leader and strategies he has employed to begin developing a Lean management system.

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Leadership in the Trenches

Presented by: David Munch, M.D.

In this session, attendees will learn that five simple questions (when asked in the right way at the right times) can build the foundation for an effective Lean management system. Dr. Munch will draw from his own experiences in the field leading a Lean transformation to outline how hospital senior leadership and front-line staff can – and need to – be on the same page.

3:00-3:15 p.m.


3:15-4:45 p.m.

Why Your Hospital Should Be Like a Factory…Or At Least Some

Presented by: Mark Graban

In this session, attendees will learn that using the same culture and management system as a factory can actually benefit hospital patients and staff. Graban will review the customs and characteristics of Lean’s origins – manufacturing – and give examples to explain how “factory thinking” can improve the care environment and improve workplace engagement.

4:45-5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks/Q&A


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