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Center for Lean Healthcare Research

Lean. For decades, its waste-reducing, value-creating principles have sparked landmark transformations at Toyota, Honda and other automakers hungry to maintain competitive edge and drive efficiency. These success stories have been so powerful that other manufacturers and service-industry organizations have picked up the torch – and as pressure mounts to improve patient care and reduce costs, lean is emerging as a viable solution for many health-care organizations.

The Center for Lean Healthcare Research equips hospitals and other healthcare organizations with the tools and guidance they need to execute lasting lean transformations by facilitating collaboration, building a vibrant research base, and engaging in research. Learn more HERE.

What's Happening

CLHR's Successful 1st Annual Lean Healthcare Research Symposium
The Center for Lean Healthcare Research welcomed faculty, practitioners, and administrators from across the country interested in learning more about the lean healthcare research agenda and being active in directing it. We thank all those who attended for their time and insightful contributions. This participation will help direct our Center's efforts. We look forward to making this an annual event for researchers interested in lean healthcare. 

CLHR Presented at ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value's 5th Annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
Summit is a high caliber, two-day conference focused on lean healthcare. With attendees from around the world coming together to learn from each other and connect, it was the perfect venue for our Center to connect with a wide-variety of lean healthcare leaders. On Thursday, our Director Sharon Schweikhart and our Associate Director Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce led two dynamic learning sessions that allowed summit attendees to work through how lean healthcare research could support their organization's lean journey. We look forward to continuing the dialogue with these organizations. If you or your organization is interested in learning more, contact our Administrative Director Naomi Adaniya.

Nationally Recognized Researchers Join CLHR
Having identified a need to unite the lean healthcare research community, the Center for Lean Healthcare Research has established their Research Advisory Council (RAC). A wide variety of lean healthcare leaders and innovators from across the country are partnering with CLHR to make lean part of the national healthcare dialogue. Click HERE for more information.