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 Hosts Successful 2nd Annual Lean Healthcare Research Symposium
Director Sharon Schweikhart welcomed researchers from over 15 institutions across the country to our 2nd Annual Lean Healthcare Research Symposium. This year's session began with a stimulating discussion on Shingo (lean) assessment led by Jose Paredes of Underwriters Laboratory. The afternoon highlighted the work of Ernest Byers and Lori Pelletier, Katrina Appell, and Aravind Chandrasekaran.