HSM 477

HSM 477
Lean Management Applications for Health Systems

BS
Degree

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Course Description
This course introduces health system practitioners to the concepts of lean thinking principles and best practices from their industry and relates the course materials to traditional health systems approaches such as continuous quality improvement and the more contemporary lean-centered patient care. The course builds core competency in understanding the principles of a lean enterprise and skills and the practical application of lean in a health systems environment.

Course Format
This course is delivered in on-line modules complemented by off-line review and assistance. Where possible, on-site sessions are offered.

Course Goals
Deliver basic knowledge and best practices of lean management in health-related applications.

Course Objectives

  • Teach how the elements of lean management assist a systemic approach to process improvement in health-related applications
  • Explain and demonstrate the skilled calculation of savings from lean-based improvements in health-related applications
  • Discuss the systematic application of quality-related, lean-based applications in health systems