Six Sigma for Healthcare
Six Sigma Training & Certification Levels:
- Six Sigma White Belt
- Six Sigma Yellow Belt
- Six Sigma Green Belt
- Six Sigma Black Belt
Six Sigma is widely recognized as a standard problem-solving methodology across all business segments, including the healthcare industry. Company or individual investment in Six Sigma training has the potential to return process improvement advancements within an organization as well as develop talented problem solvers.
Six Sigma for Healthcare training and certification courses are offered on a cohort basis (remote delivery) for the general public or on a cohort basis to a specific organization or hospital system (remote delivery or onsite). Whether the training is for a single hospital or multiple organizations, cohorts are limited to 12 participants each. 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.
All instructors are certified Six Sigma Black Belts.
1. Six Sigma White Belt
The Six Sigma White Belt training/certification gives candidates a basic working knowledge of Six Sigma in a short amount of time. The course requires three hours of training that involve basic concepts, Six Sigma theory, and the role of the White Belt. An exam is given to test the knowledge of participants prior to certification.
2. Six Sigma Yellow Belt
The Six Sigma Yellow Belt is well versed in the foundational elements of Six Sigma Methodology, leads limited improvement projects, and/or serves as a team member on a more complex improvement project led by a Certified Green Belt or Certified Black Belt. A Six Sigma Yellow Belt possesses a thorough understanding of the elementary aspects of Six Sigma methodology including competence in the subject matters contained within the phases of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC). A Six Sigma Yellow Belt understands how to implement, perform, interpret and apply Six Sigma in a skilled yet limited context. This course requires six hours of training including a deeper dive on the DMAIC elements, project scoping and the role of the Yellow Belt. An exam is given to test the knowledge of participants prior to training certification.
3. Six Sigma Green Belt
The Six Sigma Green Belt is well versed in the foundational-to-advanced elements of Six Sigma methodology, leads improvement projects, and/or serves as a team member as a part of more complex improvement projects led by a Certified Black Belt. A Six Sigma Green Belt understands how to implement, perform, interpret and apply Six Sigma at a high level of proficiency and serves as a coach to Six Sigma professionals at the White or Yellow Belt levels. This course requires five full-day sessions of training (8 hours each) including a deeper dive on the DMAIC elements, project scoping, foundational data analysis and the role of the Green Belt. An exam is given to test the knowledge of participants and completion of a Green Belt level project is required for certification.
4. Six Sigma Black Belt
The Six Sigma Black Belt is well versed in the Six Sigma methodology and leads complex improvement projects, typically in a full-time capacity. A Six Sigma Black Belt possesses a thorough understanding of all aspects of the Six Sigma Method including a high-level of competence in the subject matters contained within the DMAIC. A Six Sigma Black Belt understands how to implement, perform, interpret and apply Six Sigma at an advanced level of proficiency and coaches other Six Sigma professionals at the White, Yellow or Green Belt levels. This course requires five full-day sessions of training (8 hours each) including a deeper dive on additional Six Sigma tools/elements, project scoping, data analysis and the role of the Black Belt. An exam is given to test the knowledge of participants and completion of a Black Belt level project is required for certification. Green Belt training is a pre-requisite.
RN, MSN, LPC
Senior Director, Purdue Healthcare Advisors & Assistant Director, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
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