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Lean healthcare research is interdisciplinary with investigators coming from the fields of business, healthcare management, medicine, engineering, human factors, etc.

Studies reporting on lean healthcare practices are being conducted internationally. Flinders Medical Centre in Australia used lean to reduce delays from emergency care to surgery. Managers with the British National Health Service’s Modernization Agency report the use of PDSA (plan, do, study, act) improvement methodology. Akron’s Children’s Hospital is designing lean processes to increase patient access to their NeuroDevelopmental Science Center.

With such a wide-spread, interdisciplinary research base, one of the clearest roles of the Center for Lean Healthcare Research (CLHR) is to bring together researchers and practitioners and be an international resource for those interested in lean healthcare research. For more information, contact Naomi Adaniya.


Mark Your Calendars...

2nd Annual Lean Healthcare Research Symposium
Hosted by the Center for Lean Healthcare Research, Dallas, TX, June 2, 2015

6th Annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
Hosted by the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, Dallas, TX, June 3-4, 2015
Summit brings together the greater lean healthcare community - researchers, practitioners, and administrators - to learn, share, and connect through their lean journeys. One of our Leadership Council members, Dr. John Toussaint, is one of the keynote speakers! This event is a great opportunity to explore topics of interest in lean methodology and hear how lean research and innovation is being put into practice. To register and learn more information, visit the Lean Enterprise Institute's website.


Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE) Annual Conference
Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Sessions (ISERC)
Nashville, TN
May 30 - June 2, 2015

CLHR is heading to Nashville for IIE's upcoming Annual Conference. This is the largest industrial and systems engineering event of the year! This conference includes two separate sessions - Applied Solutions and ISERC. Our Director Sharon Schweikhart will be presenting at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Sessions, which this year includes several lean healthcare-related tracks including: Healthcare Modeling, Healthcare Systems, and Lean Systems Modeling and Simulation. For more information, click HERE.