Can we lean healthcare? developing and evaluating a lean assessment tool in healthcare settings
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
List the eight wastes in healthcare and identify ways to objectively measure each. Evaluate the impact of a Lean initiative in a healthcare setting using a standardized tool. Identify the barriers to successfully implementing a Lean initiative in a healthcare setting.
Keyword(s): Public Health Movements, Health Care Reform
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the principle or co-applicant on several provincial and federally funded grants focusing on evaluting healthcare reforms. I also teach Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Program Evaluation at the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus where I teach the area of healthcare reform and applied evaluation methods. I also provide consultative services to hospitals in Alberta, along with my co-author who is a certified Lean professional.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.