Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals Course


Hospitals today face major challenges. Health insurers are demanding lower prices. Patients are demanding an improvement in their quality of care. Our Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals course applies Lean Six Sigma principles to patient flow, data management, and statistics. The result is a faster, better, and more profitable hospital. Students will learn how to locate opportunities for improvement and apply Lean Six Sigma concepts to quickly improve hospital operations, quality of care, and reduce costs.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals course content

The Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals course consists of 4 modules:

Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals Module 1 Steps to a Faster and Safer Hospital

Lean Six Sigma in healthcare can help prevent medical mistakes, decrease death rates, reduce lengths of hospital stays, and create a better quality of patient care. Module one discusses what you can do to provide operational excellence in your workplace. Also examined is the similarities and differences between your customers and stakeholders. Module one will provide students with the ability to analyze and create an action plan within your hospital.

  • Accelerate the Patient’s Experience
  • Faster Door-to-Balloon Time
  • Accelerated Patient Flow
  • Value-Stream Mapping
  • Steps to a Safer Hospital

Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals Module 2 Reducing Defects

The United States healthcare system waste billions of dollars annually. In module two, we will look at ways we can reduce the cost of healthcare by streamlining business while at the same time provide more efficient services to our clients. In this module we will examine the critical processes of improving and redesigning.

  • Reducing Defects with Six Sigma
  • Getting to Lean Six Sigma
  • Steps to a More Profitable Hospital
  • Manufacturing and Service
  • The Universal Improvement Method

Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals Module 3 Sustaining Improvement

Module three discusses how to create a fool-proof data collection. Different programs exist and we will explore which will work to build the most efficient data plans for your organization. Included in module three is how to organize your data in excel and how to use the PivotTable wizard to analyze your data. Module three will culminate with discussion on process flowcharts and how to effectively create and implement your plan to educate your team on the reality of the process.

  • Mistake Proof Data Collection
  • Setting Up Your Data in Excel
  • PivotTable Wizard
  • Process Flowchart
  • Control Plan

Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals Module 4 Tools for Implementing Lean Six Sigma in Hospitals

With an experienced team, qualified to access and continue with operational excellence, your organization and its clients will succeed. Module four will examine how to focus your improvement efforts and how to easily avoid and overcome and crises that present themselves. Also included in module four is a discussion that can help healthcare providers achieve conflicting goals between all parties.

  • Focusing the Improvement Effort
  • Test of Proportion
  • Crises Junkies
  • Conflicting Goals

After completing the Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals course

After completing the Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals course, you should be able to:

  • Identify strategies for streamlining all elements of the hospital
  • Describe ways for reducing cost and improving quality of care
  • Define Lean Six Sigma principles
  • Identify statistical tools and error-free methods of data collection and management
  • Describe the steps for implementing Lean Six Sigma in the hospital setting

Course duration

The Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals course is 24 hours long, taught over 4 weeks.