Skip to main content

Process Preparation (2P)

Process Preparation (2P) can dramatically improve service and process performance as well as allow insights into future processes. 2P is a team-based activity primarily used to develop a process for a new product or service, or where the current process is so unclear or indistinct that that really doesn’t exist. 2P is used in healthcare for new construction design; process changes or re-location; new product or service development; to address chronic problems/process not meeting goals; and new equipment layout.

The 2P methodology constructs/organizes the best known methods in the least wasteful way to create optimal performance in defined objectives. It produces right-sized, flowing processes that comply with lean principles to ensure the lowest possible levels of waste. The 2P steps include defining the scope, developing alternatives, narrowing and evaluating alternatives, agreeing on a proposed new process, simulating the new process, documenting the new process, creating standard work, and creating an implementation plan. The curriculum includes 6 hours of training followed by a 3-to-5 day practical 2P Project. PHA Direct will be utilized to house content and provide a place for work submissions.

This training will interest candidates in critical access hospitals, medium and larger hospital systems whose role has a quality, clinical or managerial focus.

Instructors are certified Lean Gold. 



Sign up for PHA eNews to receive communication on compliance reporting, process improvement and health IT news as well as training opportunities.

Follow us on Linkedin and Twitter.



Return to main navigation Return to main content

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

© 2019 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Technical Assistance Program

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact Technical Assistance Program at