Allison Bryan-Jungels
Allison Bryan-Jungels
Assistant Director, Outreach and Partnerships


 PHA Direct

What is Lean Daily Improvement?

Our Lean First training program recognizes that lean doesn’t work unless an organization is invested in it and prepared to spread lean thinking throughout. We teach and coach Rapid Improvement Events (RIEs), Value Stream Analysis (VSM), and Lean Leadership, 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, 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 a visual management board to keep improvements on track as work is being done. This kind of lean training and coaching has resonated with our rural clients, and now it’s available to clients across the country through our new, e-learning platform PHA Direct. In addition to the convenience of online training, this offering may be eligible for SHIP/FLEX funds. For more information on how we can provide your staff with Lean Daily Improvement Training and Certification, contact Allison Bryan Jungels.

Find out more about our Lean Daily Improvement Facilitator course, available online from PHA Direct.


Articles about Lean Daily Improvement


Why Purdue is Putting Lean First

Building a Lean Network: Year 3 of the Lean Healthcare Transformation Initiative

Purdue Healthcare Advisors extends lean training to a nationwide market with the launch of its first online, lean process improvement course

Purdue launches online platform to prepare health care professionals in lean and people skill development


Related Webpages/Websites

Lean First Program: Lean Daily Improvement Facilitator — Provides information on our LDI Facilitator training and certification programs, which are offered in several forms: in-person classroom, remote, and/or online.

Lean Healthcare Transformation Initiative — Details a program offered by Purdue Healthcare Advisors to 15 of Indiana's Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Hospitals through funding from the Medicare Rural Hospital Flex Grant Program via the Indiana State Office of Rural Health (INSORH). An extension to the three-year initiative allows Purdue Healthcare Advisors to work with another five organizations in the state on LDI Training for Leaders.


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