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5 REASONS TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTHCARE PROCESSES WITH LEAN THINKING

June 1, 2022

by Cj Pettus

Do you need to improve your healthcare processes but haven’t committed to taking the first step? Healthcare workers have faced incredibly difficult challenges over the past few years. Doctors, nurses, and other staff members have felt burnt out and have struggled with inefficient processes and roadblocks in their daily workflows. Fortunately, there are solutions to these problems. Learning how to implement Lean methodology in your organization can make a dramatic difference. Here are 5 reasons to improve your healthcare processes with a Lean Healthcare certificate

1. FEEL EMPOWERED TO IMPROVE YOUR DAILY CONDITIONS

You likely encounter at least one or two roadblocks in your daily workflow. These negatively impact your day, but you don’t have to feel like the solution is out of reach. With Lean thinking, you can learn how to become a proficient problem solver who is empowered to actively improve your healthcare processes. 

2. BENEFIT FROM A SIMPLE METHODOLOGY

Terms like Lean and continuous improvement may seem intimidating, but the reality is incredibly simple. You don’t need fancy tools to get started with Lean thinking. You and your teammates are the most important assets that you have.

3. SOLVE PROBLEMS AS A TEAM

When you identify problems in your workflow, it’s likely you think of potential solutions. However, you can’t solve these problems by yourself. You need your team’s buy-in and assistance to create better circumstances. In the Lean Healthcare course, you’ll learn how to work with your team to improve your healthcare processes.

4. MAKE PROGRESS TOWARD REAL SOLUTIONS

Not only will you learn that problem solving is a team sport, you’ll put it into action during the 5-day course. Lean thinking is only effective through practice and application. In the course, you will work with your teammates (or partner with colleagues from other healthcare systems if you attend alone) to improve your healthcare processes by tackling your real problems.

5. LEARN FROM LEAN EXPERTS AND YOUR COLLEAGUES

You will gain a lot of actionable insights in this course, and you will be able to ask for help and engage with leading Lean experts from Michigan Medicine. All 4 of the instructors enjoy interacting with course participants and put in the extra effort to help learners become successful Lean practitioners. 

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