Course format: Self-paced online training
Enrollment duration: 90 days
Estimate time commitment: 20 hours
Before you undertake Six Sigma, you should apply Lean principles to design work and design workplaces to maximize efficiency and eliminate waste. This course covers the complete Lean Healthcare body of knowledge in 11 online learning modules developed by Thomas Pyzdek. Pyzdek is the author of numerous works on operational excellence, including The Six Sigma Handbook, The Lean Healthcare Handbook, The Quality Engineering Handbook, and The Handbook of Quality Management. His work is widely acclaimed for making seemingly complex subjects easy to understand.
In this course, you will learn to create healthcare value streams where workflows based on the pull of customer demand. The Lean approach taught here is that pioneered by Toyota and used worldwide in healthcare organizations in clinical, non-clinical and administrative areas. Pyzdek Institute training employs the latest e-learning technology and methods. The training is 100% online and completely self-paced. You have 90 days to complete the training and we estimate the total time commitment to be less than 8 hours.
Lean Healthcare Specialist Training includes:
- 11 online modules.
- 90-day subscription to training site.
- Certification by The Pyzdek Institute.
- Comprehensive proctored exam.
- Certification recorded in our public online database.
- 2.0 CEUs awarded by The Pyzdek Institute upon successful course completion.
- Online forums for communication with fellow students and instructors.
- Real-time progress reports.
- Autographed copy of Lean Healthcare Handbook (for U.S. residents only).
Curriculum for this Course
- Waste and Value
- Value Streams, Flow and Pull
- Product Family Matrices
- Spaghetti Diagrams
- Value Stream Mapping
- Value Stream Design
- Work Design
- Quick Work Changeover
- Continuous Improvement and Kaizen
The Lean Healthcare Handbook
The Lean Healthcare Handbook is unique in that it shows precisely how to use proven tools and techniques to improve healthcare processes. It goes beyond the generalities discussed in other books and shows you exactly how to design healthcare work that is smooth, efficient, error-free and focused on patients and patient outcomes. It also covers designing healthcare workspaces that facilitate excellence and flow. The book explains the importance of quick changeovers and show you specific methods to drastically reduce changeover time. The topics in this book are covered in our Lean Healthcare Advisor course.
Lean Six Sigma Training developed by Thomas Pyzdek. Integrates the Lean and Six Sigma bodies of knowledge into a comprehensive approach for creating processes that consistently flow value to customers.
The Pyzdek Institute offers courses in Lean Healthcare. Lean Healthcare is an operational excellence methodology that helps create value streams where work flows based on the pull of customer demand.