Today we wrapped up a great week at the Belmont University Lean Healthcare Certificate Course! (See posts on the beginning of the week – BU Course Review)
On Wednesday the class participated in an all day simulation putting to practice their new skills of Value Stream Mapping, standard work, pull systems, 5S, and many more! Each of the three teams completed the day successful in the event.
Thursday the group learned more about daily management of the tools learned and what situations to use specific lean tools. The afternoon included a mini-kaizen in the state of the art nursing labs here at Belmont. Unfortunately we did not get any pictures
Today wrapped up with Dr. David Munch addressing the class on implementation and the role of leadership in Lean Transformations as he led the group in coaching exercises.
We look forward to the two remaining Lean Healthcare Certificate Courses at Belmont University in 2013 – Sept. 9 – 13 and Nov. 4 – 8. The course website is www.BUleancourse.com.
Yesterday was our second day on-site at Belmont University for the Lean Healthcare Certificate Course. The group learned and practiced Current State Value Stream Mapping, Future State Value Stream Mapping, and A3 Problem Solving.
Most of Tuesday was spent in teams practicing skills learned – as well as a simulation to give an overview of the Kaizen process (which will be covered more in depth on Thursday).
Keep checking back for updates this week!
This week we will be blogging on-site at Belmont University during the Lean Healthcare Certificate Program. We’ll be giving you updates daily on the key learnings as well as pictures and thoughts from this group of Healthcare leaders who have traveled to Nashville from across the country!
Yesterday kicked off with an overview of the 8 Wastes and discussing the four Rules-in-Use.
Instructors also discussed Visual Management and 5S before the group practiced observation.
At the end of the day the class participated in a pharmacy simulation to practice all the skills learned throughout the day. Hands-on simulation is the best way to absorb learned skills.
For those that have been practicing Lean Healthcare a while, it is interesting to look at the thoughts from those who are new to the concepts. Each day we ask the class, “What was your ah-ha moment today?” Their answers are great reminders for all:
We’ll continue to update you on the course throughout the week!
Don’t miss the podcast featured today on LeanBlog.org by Mark Graban. Mark shares his interview with Naida Grunden and Charles Hagood on Lean-Led Hospital Design.
The podcast explores what lean-led hospital design entails, including getting staff involved, how to tie processes and space together, and how to collaborate with architects and construction companies to build space and processes that best serve the patients and healthcare professionals.
Mark Graban, the author of LeanBlog.org is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark is author of the Shingo Award-winning book Lean Hospitals and the upcoming book Healthcare Kaizen. He is also the Chief Improvement Officer for the technology startup KaiNexus.
Naida Grunden is the principal of her own Lean Healthcare communications firm. She writes, teaches and speaks internationally on Lean Healthcare and her 10-year background observing its genesis and growth. In 2001, Ms. Grunden wrote The Pittsburgh Way to Efficient Healthcare, which has become a business school textbook and remains a top-seller in the Lean Healthcare genre. She has also co-authored a new book Lean-Led Design: Creating the Efficient Hospital of the Future. Ms. Grunden has been invited to speak at the Shingo Prize Conference and the Lean Healthcare Europe conference.
Charles Hagood, MBA is president and founder of Healthcare Performance Partners (HPP), a MedAssets company. He has overseen the introduction and implementation of Lean Healthcare systems in numerous healthcare organizations including some of the largest not-for-profit hospitals, national systems, small critical access hospitals, clinics, physician practices and large for-profit systems. He also co-authored the new book Lean-Led Design: Creating the Efficient Hospital of the Future.