Healthcare

For decades lean and six sigma principles have been effectively utilized in manufacturing and service industries. These same lean concepts and practices are now being embraced and employed in healthcare.

The Office for Operational Excellence is supporting healthcare professionals in driving organizational performance through the reduction of patient wait times, increased throughput and lower healthcare costs with strategic planning, training and the application of lean and six sigma methodologies.

Our specialists are also HIPAA compliant and can work with you in your facilities on your processes for fast results.

Capabilities

UAH Lean Healthcare

What our customers are saying:

"The support provided by UAH Lean Healthcare staff and students enables Huntsville Hospital to increase efficiency and better serve its patients. The combination of training and implementation support is driving a change in culture to embrace the lean philosophy."
– Jeff Samz, Huntsville Hospital COO

"The University of Alabama in Huntsville is on the leading edge of higher education institutions nationally by combining its research, educational and training functions to offer Lean process instruction to healthcare practitioners."
- Dr. Hugh McManus, senior special projects engineer at Metis Design and associate director of the LAI (Lean Advancement Initiative) Educational Network (EdNet)

 

Papers and Presentations on Healthcare