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Essentials of Lean Healthcare Thinking and Implementation

Lean training is now becoming a pre-requisite for many healthcare professional and organisations. Not only do participants learn excellent techniques for creating value, improving processes and implementing change, but they also develop abilities tha... Read More

Lean training is now becoming a pre-requisite for many healthcare professional and organisations. Not only do participants learn excellent techniques for creating value, improving processes and implementing change, but they also develop abilities that are highly portable across healthcare organisations as well as internationally.

With the widespread adoption of Quality initiatives in Irish healthcare it is imperative for all staff within healthcare organisations to have an understanding of Lean Six Sigma tools, techniques & methodologies, and what can be achieved by correct use and implementation. This organisation wide understanding, creates the shared vision required to deliver consistent quality & sustained improvements that will benefit all concerned.

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What's covered?

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This half day training programme is designed to deliver a comprehensive introduction to LEAN Six Sigma and the key elements needed to successfully implement LEAN as part of a wider Transformational Change Programme or a standalone project within a healthcare environment.

The programme helps to educate and involve all healthcare employees in their organisation’s efforts to improve process efficiencies and eliminate waste. The programme is an excellent way to train large numbers of clinical and non-clinical staff as part of a change management or awareness initiative for Lean implementation.

Topics covered;

  • Introduction to Lean Healthcare
  • Lean and the patient
  • Lean Thinking and Principles
  • Why healthcare organisations typically implement Lean
  • What is waste within a healthcare environment?
  • Benefits of a 6S programme

Relevant case studies and scenarios are provided throughout to provide a context for the topics covered.  Participants also undertake a Lean Healthcare game through which you will gain a greater understanding of the principles that underpin the Lean philosophy.

Who should attend?

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This course is designed for healthcare professionals, quality officers, senior and middle managers who are involved in improving performance and patient outcomes.

What will I learn?

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Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme;

  • Understand the evolution and guiding principles of Lean Healthcare
  • Identify the role of Lean in the healthcare workplace
  • Identify the role of Lean in improving the patient care pathway
  • Appreciate the collaborative and team elements of successful Lean outcomes in a clinical environment
  • Understand the link between Lean, your patients and patient value
  • Understand how to identify Muda – the 7 Lean “wastes” within Healthcare
  • Know the next steps required to make things happen.

Who are the tutors?

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How do we train and support you?

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Our Unique Approach

SQT’s unique training offering combines theory and practical application to instil Lean Healthcare thinking in participants, having them walk away with more than just a set of tools. The key elements of our approach include:

  • Lean training tailored to healthcare containing real healthcare examples based on our experience working side-by-side with hospitals on operational improvements
  • A balanced focus on the ‘soft’ side of Lean, as well as the effective use of Lean tools and concepts to enable lasting cultural change
  • Instructors who have extensive hands-on experience working in the Irish Health Service on extensive Lean transformations and patient care pathway improvements.
  • The use of best practice adult learning techniques – simulations, role play’s, and interactive exercises.

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Duration
0.5 training day
Course Times

9am to 1pm

Delivery Mode
This programme is available In-House

What They SayWhat They Say

Padraig relates Lean very well back to Healthcare. Materials easy to use and follow – very in-depth. Really enjoyed it, pushed me out of my comfort zone.                              

– Dr Edgar MocanuConsultant Gynaecologist, Rotunda Hospital

Lean Healthcare White Belt

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