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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


Decision Sciences Institute 45th Annual Meeting
Tampa, FL
November 22-25, 2014

CLHR is excited to be presenting at the upcoming DSI Annual Meeting, a conference that attracts researchers and practitioners from around the world interested in the application of quantitative and behavioral methods to the problem of society. DSI members represent diverse disciplines with many keenly interested in healthcare. The theme this year is Technology and the Rapidly Changing Global Business Landscape. For more information, click HERE. CLHR Director Sharon Schweikhart, co-Chair of the healthcare track, will be leading a session on lean healthcare research.