Online Lean Healthcare Yellow Belt Program

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End of Year Promotion 2021

As part of an end of year promotion, Leading Edge Group is offering a 20% discount on our online Lean Healthcare White, Yellow, Green and Black Belt programs for registrations received up to and including October 31st 2021.

The discount will reduce to 10% in November – so booking your Lean Healthcare Yellow Belt now means you secure the best price!

Develop the know-how for applying Lean tools and practices across a variety of health environments.

Through this program, you will develop a solid understanding of Lean and how it is applied across a variety of health settings to increase service delivery efficiency and quality; improve patient and employee satisfaction, and reduce waste.

Expect to drive real change and transformation across your organization. This program is accredited and validated against stringent external standards.

Why this program?

Over 10,000 health professionals from major organizations such as Toronto Public Health and Vancouver Coastal Health have successfully completed our Lean Healthcare Belt Programs. Here are some of the reasons why.

  • Developed & delivered by Lean Healthcare Experts & Accomplished Clinical Experts.
  • Apply-it-now approach generates immediate benefits.
  • Qualification in 20 hours or less.
  • Custom built for the entire health sector, including real world examples and health sector case studies.
  • Flexibility to complete within 2 months.

Who is this program for?

This program is aimed at health professionals such as Quality Administrators, Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Laboratory Technologists and Program Managers from organizations across the health sector including hospitals, health authorities, mental health and addictions, youth services, long term care, public and community health.

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Program content & structure

The Lean Healthcare Yellow program is made up of eight courses. The program also consists of a multiple-choice exam online.

Block 1

An Introduction to Lean

  • What is Lean and why apply it?
  • Goals and origins of Lean
  • Application of Lean in healthcare
  • A Lean improvement system
Block 2

Lean Principles

  • Lean and continuous improvement
  • Lean principles
  • Value stream, flow, pull, and perfection in healthcare
  • Creating value in healthcare
Block 3

Applying Lean in Healthcare

  • Key issues in healthcare
  • Healthcare cost, quality, and value
  • Creating value by managing processes
  • Scope of Lean application in healthcare
Block 4

Identifying Wastes

  • Healthcare and waste overview
  • The concept of value in Lean
  • Lean classification of wastes and Gemba walk
  • Identifying waste across healthcare systems
Block 5

Lean Healthcare Tools and Practices

  • Kanban, POUS, Spaghetti Diagrams, and Standard Work
  • Introduction to value stream mapping
  • Applying 5S in healthcare
  • Visual management in healthcare
Block 6

The Kaizen Approach to Healthcare

  • Types and impact of Kaizen
  • Kaizen rules and events
  • Kaizen implementation in healthcare
  • Toward a Kaizen culture
Block 7

PDSA and A3 Thinking in Lean Healthcare

  • Lean and PDSA
  • Introduction to A3 and A3 process
  • Team communication
  • Project management for team members
Block 8

Problem Solving in Lean Healthcare

  • Conducting root cause analysis
  • Cause and effect diagram and 5 Whys
  • Brainstorming and SCAMPER
  • Force field analysis and countermeasures
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Learn From Leaders

All our Lean Healthcare belt programs are developed and delivered by accomplished Lean Healthcare and clinical experts. Experts who have worked at the coalface and have tangible experience putting theory to practical use in real world environments.

Shrikant Kelkar

Shrikant is a Lean Black Belt practitioner with 10 plus years expertise designing and implementing process/system improvements. He has significant experience in international project management, performance measures and process improvement across public and private sectors, leading teams through strategic implementation. He has worked extensively coaching teams on strategy development, process improvement using Lean methodologies, and has helped build high performing teams at the front line and coaching senior leaders in goal setting and facilitated teams to establish appropriate metrics; helping teams launch huddles and visual boards to measure against organization objectives. Sample clients and partners include Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care; Lakeridge Health; Children’s Centre Thunder Bay and Hamilton Health Sciences Centre.

Discounted Program fees & enrolment

The discounted program fees per region are outlined below. All prices are exclusive of tax.

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What our learners say

Wanda Sear
Registered Nurse, North East Community Care Access Centre
Knowledge and necessary tools to help create positive, lasting change

Thank you for this great learning opportunity. It has provided knowledge and the necessary tools to help create positive, lasting change in the healthcare sector.

Lynn Laham
Director of Finance, Crossroads Children’s Centre
I am ready to take on the Lean challenge!

I thought the course was very well done. The content was good and it really helped to illustrate the concepts. I feel I am ready to take on the Lean challenge!