Upcoming Dates

  • July 30-August 1, 2019 (London, UK)
  • October 9-11, 2019 (Philadelphia, PA)

Description

This uniquely designed and facilitated 3-day interactive workshop takes process improvement learning to a new level of creative thinking and exploration. Learn the basics of lean and the tools for implementation in your health care setting.

*Please contact us for details about pricing for training delivered at your organization.

Credits or Certifications

  • CME: 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

  • CNE: 21.5 continuing education contact hours

  • Virginia Mason Institute Certificate of Completion

Time Commitment

3 days

Location

  • Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle, Washington
  • London, United Kingdom
  • At a Regional Training event
  • At your organization*

Foster continuous improvement in the workplace

Join a cohort of diverse health care professionals in an interactive learning experience that teaches the foundational elements, including various principles, methods and tools of the Virginia Mason Production System® from general to complex. Learn how to drive improvements that create value, eliminate waste and reduce staff’s burden of work. Participants will build observation skills, demonstrate a basic ability to apply lean tools and methods to a process, and describe the importance of thinking and acting in a lean framework.

This workshop will give you an understanding of

  • Value-added processes and eliminating waste.
  • 5S as a foundational principle of lean that will help keep your workplace safe and organized.
  • The VMPS Flows of Medicine and how the concept of flow impacts processes and quality.
  • How to make improvements by focusing on the patient’s perspective.
  • Different types of demand and how to match your staffing resources to meet them.
  • The basic elements of mistake-proofing and how they can be applied to your clinic operations.

After this workshop, you will be able to

  • Apply the tools of lean, as adapted into health care through the Virginia Mason Production System®, and add value and solve common problems in your health care setting.
  • Activate your workforce to create solutions that are reliable, repeatable and sustainable.

Who Should Attend

Health care leaders and frontline staff at all levels can benefit from this foundational training experience, including:

  • Executives
  • Members of quality and safety departments
  • Organizational development leaders and staff
  • Project managers
  • Clinicians involved in improvement work

Prerequisites

  • None

Building an Integrated Quality Improvement and Management System in Healthcare

By empowering staff at all levels to speak up about problems affecting patient care, health care systems can create patient-centered processes that work for the benefit of all patients every day. See how a sustainable quality improvement and management system can work for any healthcare system.

Read more

Building an Integrated Quality Improvement and Management System in Healthcare

By empowering staff at all levels to speak up about problems affecting patient care, health care systems can create patient-centered processes that work for the benefit of all patients every day. See how a sustainable quality improvement and management system can work for any healthcare system.

Read more

Accreditation Statement

Virginia Mason Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

  • Virginia Mason Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center is a provider of continuing education contact hours. Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP15905 for 21.5 continuing education contact hours.

Pricing

United States: $2000 per person

United Kingdom: £1600 (excludes VAT) per person

*Please contact us for details about pricing for training delivered at your organization.