Lean Healthcare Transformation Initiative

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CONTACT

Melanie Cline
Melanie Cline
RN, MSN
Senior Advisor-Process Improvement
317-481-9398
cline3@purdue.edu

EVENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS

Learn what's ahead for Year 3 and register your participants. 

View a list of lean certification courses, webinars, and e-learning here.

ABOUT

Enrollment Status: Full/Closed

Program Description: Purdue Healthcare Advisors is working with 15 Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Hospitals in Indiana on a three-year, no-cost Lean Healthcare Transformation initiative. The quality-improvement training, coaching and project facilitation under this 2015-2018 grant will focus on leadership development in a lean organization; utilizing value streams for a systematic approach to improvement; and improving care delivery while systematically reducing cost.

Year 1: Foundations of Improvement Management — Leadership development in a lean organization; project identification and selection; coaching; quantifying project impact; metrics development. 

Year 2: Value Stream Management — Utilizing value streams for a systematic approach to improvement; strategic planning; gemba walks

Year 3: Operational Excellence — Improving care delivery while systematically reducing cost; waste reduction. Learn more about the year's goals and strategy, and register your participants here.

Funding: The program is funded by the Indiana State Office of Rural Health (INSORH) through the Medicare Rural Hospital Flex Grant Program.

 

Lean Transformation Initiative timeline

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