Category Archives: Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare

Articles about Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement in Healthcare, hospitals, clinics, labs, pharmacies, and other healthcare related fields.

How to Become a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

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Did you know that there are a few different kinds of Lean Sigma Certifications? It’s no secret that obtaining a Lean Sigma Certification is one of the most valuable investments that you can make for your career. A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt’s average salary is $135,000 per year. The certification showcases your knowledge, leadership […]

DMAIC Project – Reducing Length of Stay in Emergency Department

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Does Lean Six Sigma work in a hospital? Yes! This DMAIC project example shows you how an emergency department in a rural hospital reduced the LOS, length of stay, to increase revenue and lower costs while delivering better patient outcomes. If you would like your hospital to have great outcomes like this one and create […]

Calculating Lean Six Sigma Project Savings

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There are famous battles in our history. The Battle at Waterloo, Custer’s Last Stand, and the Battle of the Bulge. But none is so fiercely fought as the battle of whether or not a Lean Six Sigma project delivered real value or just “soft” savings! The Lean Six Sigma Black Belts argue, “All savings are […]

Standard Work in Healthcare?

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The team here at KPI Fire just got back from the Engineering Lean & Six Sigma conference in San Antonio, Texas. I know many of you couldn’t go so I took some notes! One of those notes that really stuck with me was a presentation by Johanna Ficatier of the Mayo Clinic. “Why do Healthcare Professionals fight the concept of Standard Work?” […]