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Electives - Medical Education
Lean in Healthcare
Elective Number: (Oasis E90r) 3418
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Sean Jackson
Duration: Maximum 2 weeks, Minimum 2 weeks
Available: Rotation 13a - Class of 2018
Report to: TBD
Time to Report: TBD
Place to Report: TBD
Typical Day: Schedule will come from Dr. Jackson
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Suggested Preparatory Reading: The High Velocity Edge (Steven Spear), A3 Problem Solving for Healthcare (Cindy Jimmerson), On the Mend: Revolutionizing Healthcare to Save Lives and Transform the Industry (John Toussaint, MD, Roger A. Gerard PhD, Emily Adams).
Number of Students Per Rotation: Minimum 5; Maximum 15
Course Description: This interactive course explains the mindset, philosophy and thought processes behind the tools and methods of Lean. We will translate basic Lean principles and apply them to the Healthcare domain. This course explores how to eliminate waste throughout the continuum of care including ambulatory and administrative processes, as well as inpatient processes using basic Lean tools and concepts by using case studies, exercises and simulations. Upon completion of this program, participants will comprehend fully and be able to implement Lean tools and concepts.
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