LEAN Healthcare Green Belt Certification Program
CHA Learning presents the “Lean Healthcare Green Belt Certification” program designed by the Leading Edge Group. This on-line program provides participants with a comprehensive overview of Lean Thinking and its effectual application in healthcare. The Green Belt course of study outlines and demonstrates essential Lean Tools and practices applicable in healthcare environments to reduce costs, increase efficiency and quality of service, improve patient and employee satisfaction and create an ongoing culture of continuous improvement.
The program is designed for a wide range of Healthcare professionals. All of whom will greatly benefit by discovering the means to implement core Lean concepts, tools and practices to optimize critical business processes and create ongoing and sustainable improvements. Application of the knowledge and skills gained will improve healthcare organizations for hospital executives, department directors, healthcare staff (consultants, RNs, therapists, etc.) and service staff (finance, administration, nutritional services, quality, supply chain and so on).
The program can be undertaken by individuals at any time through on-line distance learning study. Participants receive access to a Learning Management System portal from where they can log in at their convenience and launch each lesson, take prep exams, view and download on-line resources and interact with fellow participants and experts via the Lean discussion forum.
The program includes on-line lessons, web presentations, a participant Workbook, Peer and Mentor Lean Discussion, Supplementary Resources and expert mentoring, a project and a final exam. The program has nine online study lessons.
- Introducing Lean Thinking
- Applying Lean Thinking to Healthcare
- Lean Healthcare Tools and Practices I: Improving Process Flow
- Lean Healthcare Tools and Practices II: Reducing Variation and Improving Quality
- Value Stream Mapping
- Implementing Lean and Six Sigma in Healthcare
- The Roadmap to Lean Implementation
“My experience of the Lean Healthcare Green Belt program offered by the Leading Edge group was invaluable to realizing the excellent improvements experienced in my department. The Green Belt material provided the tools we needed for success. Each lesson fed my ability to analyze the issues, engage the staff and find the solutions. My mentor became a de facto invisible member of our improvement team. Our discussions not only deepened my understanding of the material, but also honed my “lean thinking” bringing me beyond the level of simply using tools. One intangible that I relied on greatly was the benefit of my mentor’s experience in the change management aspect of making an improvement. Speaking with my mentor in times of discouragement made a big difference and helped to keep me going. I have no doubt that the Lean healthcare course made our efforts a success and as an added bonus it has increased my value to the Executive Director and the whole hospital. I will definitely be taking my Black Belt with the Leading Edge group.”
Jewish General Hospital
“The Green Belt Program offered by Leading Edge is a great training opportunity for aspiring Lean practitioners. The on-line learning modules allow you to work at your own pace from anywhere. The practical aspect of running a Lean project in tandem with the academic component of the program provides an excellent opportunity to apply learning – and makes the experience much richer. I appreciated the opportunity to interact with my mentor and ask questions and get support along the way. The Leading Edge program offers plenty of opportunities for a motivated learner like myself to quench their thirst for information about Lean. I highly recommend this program for the working professional!”
Northern Health Authority