Creating a Lean Management System Overview

Is your healthcare organization struggling to sustain improvement gained through the application of lean principles? Are you facing challenges in implementing daily improvement and aligning work to strategic goals?

Managing a lean organization requires a different type of leadership and a shift from management-by-objectives to management-by-process. A lean management system enables the adoption of management by the process, regulates the flow of information from the front lines to senior leaders and back, fosters engagement of all employees in process improvement, and allows for daily coaching and teaching. During this overview session, participants will learn about a journey to develop a lean management system at a healthcare organization and experience an in-depth framework for each element that comprises it. Exercises are geared toward managers in operations who are working to implement elements in their departments.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Examine the importance of the role the management system plays in achieving sustainable results and accountability.
  • Illustrate the link of the principles and behaviors of organizational excellence to the foundational elements of a Lean Management System.
  • Demonstrate how a Lean Management System can be operationalized in healthcare settings.
  • Create a plan of how to incorporate the concepts of a Lean Management System to their daily work

Schedule: 1-day (8:00 am - 4:00 pm) for in-person, two 3-hour sessions for virtual

Pre-reading: None

Recommended reading: Beyond Heroes: A Lean Management System for Healthcare by Kim Barnas, Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions, 3rd Edition by David Mann

Recommended Prerequisite Sessions: None

Target Audience: Leaders from operations with Performance Improvement (PI) team members, including physicians, nurses and healthcare executives

For virtual format - CE Credits: This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and Catalysis

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