$6,000 per participant (maximum of 1 participant per RPIW)
A participant joins a Virginia Mason health care team for five days to actively participate in lean improvement work and identify potential applications to improve patient safety, quality and efficiency at their own organization.
What is a Rapid Process Improvement Workshop (RPIW)?
An RPIW is a five-day workshop focused on a particular process in which the people who do the work are empowered to eliminate waste and reduce the burden of work. It is designed around the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) method.
Credits or Certifications
Virginia Mason Institute Certificate of Completion
- Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle, Washington
Through active involvement in a Virginia Mason RPIW (Rapid Process Improvement Workshop), the participant will learn to eliminate waste, reduce the burden of work on staff members and improve patient satisfaction.
- Collaborating in extensive idea generation
- Conducting effective observations
- Participating in hands-on simulations and testing during Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles
- Working with an expert lean coach to enhance the learning experience
The participant will leave the workshop with experience empowering and engaging staff, skill in removing waste, and an understanding of how ongoing lean work will improve patient and staff satisfaction.
Genba Kaizen Event
This event enables an organization’s team members to come to our genba (where the work happens) to master skills in kaizen (improvement work) through active participation in a Rapid Process Improvement Workshop (RPIW) at Virginia Mason.
Foundations of Lean in Health Care
Learn the foundations of lean, key terminology, essential concepts and the tools to implement them in your health care organization to produce value-creating processes and eliminate waste — all in pursuit of the perfect patient experience.
Advanced Lean Training
This intensive learning experience uses hands-on exercises to enable participants to deepen their lean learning, refine their skills and build the capacity to teach, coach and mentor others in the tools and methods of a lean management system.
Our customized learning experience not only details Virginia Mason’s history of successfully applying its patient-centered lean tools and methods to health care, but also addresses the participating organization’s specific challenges and opportunities.