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