Lean Healthcare Transformation Initiative
About the Program
Since 2015, the Lean Healthcare Transformation Initiative (LHTI) works with Indiana Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Hospitals (RHs), Behavioral Health Organizations (BHOs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) to identify areas of “waste” or inefficiencies, and to eliminate anything that did not add value for patients. The intent of this state-funded grant is to develop lean thinking within the organizations by applying PHA's Lean First methodology.
- PY1 provides a foundation for improvement management and introduced improvement events
- PY2 utilizes value stream analysis and strategic planning for a systematic approach to improvement
- PY3 introduces the tools of Lean Leadership and Lean Daily Improvement (LDI)
- PY4 guides participants to stand up their own Certified Lean Office
Five organizations were certified lean by PHA for demonstrated competencies in facilitating and sustaining process improvement for increased efficiency and improved patient care.
RN, MSN, LPC
Senior Director, Purdue Healthcare Advisors & Assistant Director, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
Funding for this project was made possible by Flex funding, HRSA Grant # H54RH00042, from the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to the Indiana State Office of Rural Health.
Learn more about the impact of this program by viewing the following:
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)
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