The Leading Edge Group and the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) joined forces in 2009 to create a new and innovative Lean Healthcare education partnership, this partnership has continued to grow and is aimed at preparing healthcare professionals and organizations to increase efficiencies and improve organizational performance. This agreement includes the delivery of a series of Lean educational programs to frontline staff and a number of webcasts to an audience of healthcare leaders as part of OHA's Governance Centre of Excellence (GCE).
"Applying Lean Thinking within our healthcare sector can produce significant cost and process efficiencies. While some hospitals are already using Lean, there is a need to further educate and empower a new generation of healthcare staff in the principles and methodologies involved," said Tom Closson, President and CEO of the OHA. "We are excited to be partnering with the Leading Edge Group to deliver Lean Healthcare education programs to healthcare organizations in Ontario and beyond."
The OHA is the voice of Ontario's public hospitals, representing approximately 155 hospital corporations. Founded in 1924, the OHA uses advocacy, education and partnerships to build a strong, innovative and sustainable healthcare system for the population of Ontario.
"The Leading Edge Group's programs are targeted at a wide range of professions across the healthcare sector including doctors, consultants, nurses, administrators, allied health professionals, and those working in the area of service and process improvement" said John Whelton, Director of North American Operations for the Leading Edge Group. "Successful completion of these programs will provide participants with an OHA Certificate of Distinction that provides credit towards the Association's Diploma in Healthcare Management" he added.