: The lean healthcare certification course helps students understand the importance of Lean practices within the Healthcare industry. Over the course of your certification training, you'll learn how to implement Lean practices that produce substantial benefits.
For decades, Lean management principles have been practiced in a variety of manufacturing and industrial fields. In recent years, Lean has been successfully applied to the delivery of health care. Lean is focused on reducing waste and maximizing value by identifying value-added and non-value-added steps in every process. For the Lean philosophy to be successful, leaders must create an organizational culture that is receptive to new, innovative processes that improve workflow and reduce waste.
Upon completing this program students will be able to:
• Promote, organize and manage change
• Identify and create a plan to reduce waste as related to the healthcare environment
• Create metrics for determining the effectiveness of implemented changeInstructor Description
: Brian Furlong is a seasoned senior executive with 35+ years of experience in manufacturing, healthcare and finance. After working domestically and internationally for major companies such as Emerson, Westinghouse, Invensys, and National Westminster Bank, Brian has in-depth knowledge of manufacturing and administrative processes. He has directed projects to start up plants in England, Ireland, Thailand, and Mexico and has completed acquisitions in England, China, and India. He's a passionate advocate of Lean Enterprise and has successfully completed implementation in numerous facilities in the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Asia.
Brian has been practicing, teaching and consulting on Lean Enterprise in manufacturing, healthcare and service industries for over 14 years. He is the co-author of the book “The Elusive Lean Enterprise” and is an adjunct faculty instructor at several universities. Brian has traveled extensively and has lived and worked in four countries.
This program must be taken on a PC or a MAC running a Windows Operating System over bootcamp. There are no other specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection (a high-speed or broadband Internet connection is highly recommended).