In Classroom - Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare

Hours: 40 / Access Length: 5 Weeks / Delivery: Monthly, Instructor Supported
Retail Price: $1,999.00

Course Overview:

Program Concept – Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare

Purpose: This program prepares individuals in Lean Six Sigma skills and strategies that can be applied within the healthcare industry to improve processes and provide safe, effective care environments. The participant will demonstrate the practical application of tools utilized with Lean Six Sigma methodologies. The knowledge learned in the program will be applied concurrently with a case-study designed specifically to use Lean Six Sigma methodologies.

Audience: Healthcare Administrators, Executives, Nurses, Physicians, Clinical Staff, Pharmacists, Laboratory Staff, Office Administrators. Participants should have leadership and communication skills, knowledge of the healthcare field and demonstrated trust and credibility with their organization.

Hours: 40 hours in classroom


1.    Discuss the characteristics of Lean Six Sigma.

2.    Apply Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques to healthcare performance improvement projects.

3.    Develop effective teamwork skills for cultivating a culture of continuous improvement.

4.    Utilize problem solving tools to conduct root cause analysis.

5.    Employ mistake proofing, visual management and 5S strategies to enhance safety in the healthcare environment.

6.    Construct value stream maps to identify waste and reveal improvement opportunities.

7.    Lead Lean Six Sigma projects that will eliminate waste and improve conditions for patients and providers.


         Introduction to Lean

  •          Introduction to Six Sigma
  •          Leadership Culture Change and Communication
  •          Coaching and Conflict Resolution for a Lean Six Sigma Environment
  •          Patient-Focused Teamwork and Meeting Management
  •          Visual Management and Mistake Proofing
  •          Process Mapping and Value Stream Mapping
  •          Problem Solving and Project Selection & Prioritization

Instructional Strategies:

     Methods of Evaluation:

  •          Self-Directed Study
  •          Case-Study
  •          Group Activities
  •          Quizzes
  •          Case-Study
  •          Learner-Centered Activities

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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