Inquire about grant-funded training
Online lean training and remote coaching can be a cost-effective way to spread dollars received from the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP). Inquire about our SHIP-funded work with Critical Access Hospitals in Indiana and Oregon under the Lean Healthcare Transformation Initiative.
Webinar: Effective Implementation of Lean Methodologies in Rural Healthcare (PHA webinar presentation for the National Rural Health Association)
Webinar: Lean Healthcare Transformation Initiative: A Case Study on Two Critical Access Hospitals (PHA webinar presentation for the National Rural Health Association)
Why Purdue is Putting Lean First (PHA Principal Advisor Mark Clare article for the Indiana Hospital Association's Harmony magazine)
Lean Daily Improvement Facilitator Training & Certification
Online course offered nationwide through PHA Direct
Discover the tools for continuous process improvement at the point of service with LDI training from Purdue Healthcare Advisors at Purdue University. We train healthcare professionals to facilitate improvement events, manage value streams, and become lean leaders, but we start with Lean Daily Improvement (LDI) because it gives learners the basic knowledge, skills and confidence to effect change using proven lean methodologies. With LDI Online, workers from the frontline to the back office ― and the administrators and clinicians in between ― learn how to use tools such as the team huddle, counter measures, and visual management to keep improvements on track as work is being done.
With this online training course, you'll receive remote coaching from lean experts as well as access to a community of practice and real-world case studies that will help you make small, daily, coordinated changes to work processes for improved healthcare access, quality, and cost.
LDI Training & Certification: $1,330
LDI Training to receive Digital Badge: $670
Individuals and groups of 4 or less may register directly.
Our Lean First program recognizes that lean doesn’t work in healthcare unless an organization is invested in it and prepared to spread lean thinking throughout. To inquire about how your organization can purchase this course for a larger group of employees, or to find out how eligible rural and under-served organizations have worked with us to receive this training through federal grants, contact PHA's Allison Bryan-Jungels directly or by using the sidebar form.
Tools for making small, daily, coordinated changes to processes
Online, interactive experience enhanced by remote coaching
Access to community of practice for real-world case studies
Option to earn certification or a digital badge
Lean Daily Improvement is helping our clients...
...improve chronic care management
Lean Daily Improvement helps improve chronic care management enrollment at multiple sites (read more)
...hit MIPS metrics
A Northeast Indiana primary care applies practice transformation tools to hit MIPS metrics (read more)
Small Mishawaka practice uses Lean Daily Improvement to improve MIPS metrics (read more)
...increase capacity for patient care
Lean improvement for behavioral health services organization helps to provide more timely care for patients with personality disorders (read more)
...improve the patient experience
Primary care practice improves EHR efficiency for better physician-patient interaction (read more)
Rural hospital uses Lean Daily Improvement to increase patient feedback (read more)
...improve diabetes care and monitoring
PHA lean tools help a rural, Southern Indiana FQHC surpass CMS Healthy People 2020 goals for diabetes management (read more)
Primary care provider uses PHA's Lean Daily Improvement to better A1c measures (read more)
Northwest Indiana-based provider network improves its diabetes care monitoring with Lean Daily Improvement (read more)
...and many others
Frequently asked questions
What will I learn? Lean Daily Improvement equips you with robust lean techniques to make systematic changes while work is being done. It's an evidenced-based method that provides the least amount of disruption to the workday. You'll select a key performance metric; collect and display data visually; run team huddles to get to root causes, assign corrective actions, and keep the process moving. You’ll become familiar with the six to nine Sources of Influence; the Overload Principle; engaging teams; and change management.
What kind of learning support will I receive? The program offers access to remote coaching as well as three years of access to Connect, an online community that houses tools and real-world, process-improvement case studies. These de-identified case studies highlight the standard work, targeted metrics, and outcomes of healthcare organizations like yours.
What is my time commitment? Training for a digital badge requires the completion of 10 learning modules or about 12 hours of online work per track. To complete a module, you'll make a submission, complete a quiz, and participate in a discussion thread. You’ll also submit hands-on exercises involving real-world tasks, which are reviewed by your coach. Certification requires about 20 additional hours of applied work per track.
What if I don't want to get certified as a Lean Daily Improvement Facilitator at this time? You may choose to approach the program in phases by completing the online training first to earn a digital badge, which is a recognized credential from Purdue University. You then have the option, but no obligation, to upgrade later to complete the application work and other requirements for full certification.
What if I want to experience LDI in a different training format? In addition to this online course, which welcomes both individuals and groups, organizations have the option to contract with PHA for customized training that includes two-days of onsite classroom learning (we come to you) or remote training delivered via a series of live webinars. All formats include coaching and access to our community of practice/case studies. Find out more here about certification requirements, performances or top-level competencies, and core training for LDI.